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Barack '8 Years of Failed Bush Policies' Obama tells high school grads: 'Don't make excuses'
To the graduates, Obama delivered the usual commencement ceremony fare about the future, setting goals, thinking long-term and not allowing setbacks to deter their determination: The truth is, no matter how hard you work, you won’t necessarily ace every class or succeed in every job. There will be times when you screw up, when you hurt the people you love, when you stray from your most deeply held values.
So far, so good. Then, the next line about pointing fingers after setbacks: It's the easiest thing in the world to start looking around for someone to blame.
Speaking of blame, a new ABC News/Washington Post poll out Monday finds the American public blaming the Gulf oil spill on BP, of course. But 69% are now giving a negative rating to the Obama administration's federal response.
In fact -- oh, look! -- the 69% thumbs-down Obama oil spill grade is 7 points worse than the negative rating given the Bush administration's response to Hurricane Katrina.
Gee, who can we blame for that? George W. Bush for not being bad enough? Hang on one Chicago minute. The president had that covered too in his advice to the grads: Don’t make excuses. Take responsibility not just for your successes, but for your failures as well.
Sadly, if the graduates of Kalamazoo Class of 2010 learn by example, they'll spend their lives emulating Obama and blaming everything that goes wrong in their lives on Bush!