(Following 8 years of running interference for an Emperor with no clothes) "the extraordinary pile-up of crises has turned the usual White House blame game into something more lethal: a shootout in a lifeboat."
The Obama Presidency began sinking on day one, but the American people were expected to have patience, giving this neophyte room to grow. On-the-job-training, stumbling, tripping and falling at every turn. But we were suppose to believe today's disaster was always someone else's fault. For eight years, we were encouraged to believe, this President was blameless.
Many people around the world look to the President for guidance, and assurances that the United States has their backs. Too many times during this Presidency, these same people have witnessed what can only be described as weakness, at times when a display of strength might have motivated them to overcome insurmountable obstacles.
And now that this mess has been created, the responsibility for cleaning it up will be passed along to our next President. This time it should be all about walking-the-walk, and stuffing the talk-the-talk.