- May 15, 2017
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trump says that shit all the time. the whole "self-credit" thing. if it bothers you about trump, why didn't it bother you about obama? lord knows he loved to give himself credit for things. because he said it with prettier words didn't change what he did.LIAR,,,he never said that,,,But, but Trump said "Only I can fix it"! Gee, what the hell happened?Yada, yada, yada............I'm disappointed in you, Hope. You can do SO much better than spewing THIS crap. Better luck next time.....Not credit for - he does that all the time, but RESPONSIBILITY for something?
Ronald Reagan’s acceptance of responsibility in the Iran-Contra Affair in April 1987 when Trump was about to turn 40. Reagan took to the airwaves and revealed his role in the deal that used Nicaragua as the conduit for U.S. arms that were traded for Iranian-held hostages, something Reagan previously had denied. “There are reasons why it happened, but no excuses,” Reagan said. “It was a mistake. I undertook the original Iran initiative in order to develop relations with those who might assume leadership in a post-Khomeini government.” As with Kennedy, the public who genuinely liked Reagan accepted his apology and a potential impeachment was averted. His popularity also returned, scoring him a 64% approval by the time he left office two years later.
John F Kennedy:
John Kennedy’s acceptance of his role in the failed Bay of Pigs Invasion in April 1961 when Donald was nearly 15. The CIA-run operation, begun under the Eisenhower Administration, resulted in the capture of over 1,200 insurgents and ultimately the strengthening of the nascent Castro regime. Kennedy blamed himself for approving the operation and in public held himself solely accountable. "There's an old saying that victory has a hundred fathers and defeat is an orphan ... Further statements, detailed discussions, are not to conceal responsibility because I'm the responsible officer of the Government.” The public liked what they saw from the young president and gave him a pass. Later Kennedy joked that if he had known how his poll numbers would have soared – into the 80s – he might have called for the invasion to occur sooner.
President Obama, by his own admission, failed badly during the rollout of Obamacare in fall 2013, more grievously due to the failures of HealthCare.gov. But he took responsibility and fixed it, launching an unprecedented number of outside programmers and tech specialists to overhaul the site and get it in working order. "I take full responsibility for making sure it gets fixed ASAP,” Obama said at the time. And so he did.
Here are a few other things Obama took responsibility for while in office:
- The failed Tom Daschle and Bill Richardson Cabinet nominations in 2009
- The BP oil spill in 2010
- Democrats’ loss of the House of Representatives in 2010
- The attack on the US Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, in 2012
- The VA scandal in 2014
- Democratic losses in the 2014 midterms
- The death of two hostages in an operation against al-Qaeda in 2015
- The Syrian government’s atrocities in Aleppo in 2016
Can anyone provide some examples?“No one knows the system better than me,” he said. “That’s why only I can fix it.”CLEVELAND (AP) — Donald Trump has accepted the Republican nomination for president, promising anxious Americans that they will be safer and richer if he is elected in November. Trump painted a dire state of affairs in the United States and the world — instability abroad and crumbling...apnews.com
so this goes back to the human aspect of - if you don't like someone you judge them differently. we need to realize that as we go on tirades against people and defend "our own".
are we defending/attacking people, or the actions? we blur that line quite a bit anymore.