Jun
04
2009

Great moments in Democratic responsibility.

One of these things is not like the others.

Harry S Truman (President of the United States) – his motto:

The Buck Stops Here!

John F Kennedy (Author of Profiles in Courage, President of the United States) – regarding the Bay of Pigs fiasco:

President Kennedy has stated from the beginning that as President he bears sole responsibility for the events of the past few days. He has stated it on all occasions and he restates it now so that it will be understood by all. The President is strongly opposed to anyone within or without the administration attempting to shift the responsibility.”

Ted Strickland (Governor of Ohio) – on the news of Ohio’s record 10.2 unemployment rate & the loss of a GM plant / the relocation of NCR: “Ohio’s governor says it’s unfair to blame his administration for two big job losses this week.”

Hmm.  Doesn’t have quite the same oomph to it.

See also Weapons of Mass Discussion and the Ohio Republican Party blog.  And, of course, John Kasich’s site, for those interested in confirming that Governor Strickland ends up not needing to take the blame for Ohio’s problems past November of 2010…

Moe Lane

Crossposted to RedState.

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  • […] See also the Cleveland Leader and Kevin Holtsberry’s Ohio Politics Online: the latter thinks that this is “a last ditch effort to avoid tax increases.” Which seems fair enough, as far as it goes, but I don’t know whether it really hammers home the detail that Strickland’s numbers have dropped lately, that Ohio’s unemployment rate has increased lately, and that the Ohio GOP is prepared to highlight not only the state’s heightened economic woes, but also Strickland’s refusal to take any responsibility for it… […]

  • […] See also the Cleveland Leader and Kevin Holtsberry’s Ohio Politics Online: the latter thinks that this is “a last ditch effort to avoid tax increases.” Which seems fair enough, as far as it goes, but I don’t know whether it really hammers home the detail that Strickland’s numbers have dropped lately, that Ohio’s unemployment rate has increased lately, and that the Ohio GOP is prepared to highlight not only the state’s heightened economic woes, but also Strickland’s refusal to take any responsibility for it… […]

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