Steyn on Obama's 'Blame Czar'

Rick Moran
Mark Steyn, writing in the OC Register , gasses both Obama and his senior advisor Valerie Jarrett for their total cluelessness when it comes to governing.

The Senior Adviser has selected targets closer to home: "I think that what the administration has said very clearly is that we're going to speak truth to power. When we saw all of the distortions in the course of the summer, when people were coming down to town hall meetings and putting up signs that were scaring seniors to death."

Ah, right. People "putting up signs." Can't have that, can we? The most powerful woman in the inner circle of the most powerful man on Earth has decided to speak truth to powerful people standing in the street with handwritten placards saying "THIS GRAN'MA ISN'T SHOVEL READY." Was it only a week ago that I wrote about this administration's peculiar need for domestic enemies?

The Senior Adviser seems to have forgotten that sheis the power. Admittedly, this is a recurring lapse on the part of the administration. There was Barack Obama only the other day, blaming everything on the president - no, no, silly, not him, the other fellow, the Designated Fall Guy who stepped down as head of state in January to accept the new constitutional position of Blame Czar. Musing on problems in Afghanistan, Obama blamed the "long years of drift" under his predecessor. The new president - OK, newish president - has been Drifter-in-Chief for almost a year but he's too busy speaking truth to the former power to get on top of the situation.

We have a "czar" for everything else under the sun, why not "Blame Czar?" And Steyn is spot on about this administration's craving for domestic foes to blame, to demonize, and to intimidate. It's ironic that given our real enemies in places like Iran, Venezuela, and North Korea who are being handled with kid gloves, have it much better than Obama's own countrymen who oppose him.

Read Mark's entire piece.


Mark Steyn, writing in the OC Register , gasses both Obama and his senior advisor Valerie Jarrett for their total cluelessness when it comes to governing.

The Senior Adviser has selected targets closer to home: "I think that what the administration has said very clearly is that we're going to speak truth to power. When we saw all of the distortions in the course of the summer, when people were coming down to town hall meetings and putting up signs that were scaring seniors to death."

Ah, right. People "putting up signs." Can't have that, can we? The most powerful woman in the inner circle of the most powerful man on Earth has decided to speak truth to powerful people standing in the street with handwritten placards saying "THIS GRAN'MA ISN'T SHOVEL READY." Was it only a week ago that I wrote about this administration's peculiar need for domestic enemies?

The Senior Adviser seems to have forgotten that sheis the power. Admittedly, this is a recurring lapse on the part of the administration. There was Barack Obama only the other day, blaming everything on the president - no, no, silly, not him, the other fellow, the Designated Fall Guy who stepped down as head of state in January to accept the new constitutional position of Blame Czar. Musing on problems in Afghanistan, Obama blamed the "long years of drift" under his predecessor. The new president - OK, newish president - has been Drifter-in-Chief for almost a year but he's too busy speaking truth to the former power to get on top of the situation.

We have a "czar" for everything else under the sun, why not "Blame Czar?" And Steyn is spot on about this administration's craving for domestic foes to blame, to demonize, and to intimidate. It's ironic that given our real enemies in places like Iran, Venezuela, and North Korea who are being handled with kid gloves, have it much better than Obama's own countrymen who oppose him.

Read Mark's entire piece.