Should there be a statute of limitations on Blame Bush?

@laglen (19782)
United States
June 11, 2010 10:32am CST
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/37637236#37636956 Pelosi says there is no statute of limitations. When exactly does the new administration take responsibility? Did Pelosi just get elected at the same time Obama did? Evidently none of the democrats in Congress now were there before Obama was elected. How long should the battle cry last?
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@xfahctor (14128)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
11 Jun 10
So that must mean there is no statute of limitations on blaming Clinton for things too?
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@laglen (19782)
• United States
11 Jun 10
oh no X that is not ok. Just Bush, they will probably now pass a resolution that only Bush can be blamed. They sure do like their resolutions!
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
11 Jun 10
Everything is Reagan's fault. Or was it Carter?
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@laglen (19782)
• United States
11 Jun 10
Garfield
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@TTCCWW (579)
• United States
11 Jun 10
The statute of limitations should never be applied to past presidents and congress. The way it is discussed needs to be changed but looking back at past failures and successes is how we are supposed to learn. Some how we turn partisan politics into right and wrong instead of good learning experiences. We have had a long run of huge mistakes and we better start learning from them, quickly.
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@dboman (457)
• United States
11 Jun 10
Well said, TTCCWW. While I don't agree with blaming Bush for all these things, you make a very good point in your second and third paragraphs.
@laglen (19782)
• United States
11 Jun 10
tt I think your right, we should look at ALL past failures and successes.
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
11 Jun 10
There is no statute of limitations on murder. My point being that if it were ever proven that a past president were guilty of something really awful, there should be no statute of limitations. But as far as blaming for economic policies and such, yeah, at some point the current administration should just shut up.
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@laglen (19782)
• United States
11 Jun 10
And that is exactly what I am talking about here!
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@bobmnu (8160)
• United States
11 Jun 10
If you don't blame President Bush then they have to responsibility for the problems they have created. Like Jon Stewart said the other night - if President Obama, as he stated, is responsible for the Oil Spill then he has to Kick his own A$$.
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@laglen (19782)
• United States
11 Jun 10
shine up the boots barry!
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• United States
11 Jun 10
Bush will always be responsible for the actions he did and didn't take as President. President Obama will always be responsible for the actions that he did and didn't take as President. President Bush's actions and inactions will never become President Obama's and vice versa. Responsibility works that way.
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@laglen (19782)
• United States
11 Jun 10
I agree with you, but when do they stop blaming EVERYTHING on Bush? gracious. You can find things I am sure to blame on frickin Hoover, but who does that?
• United States
11 Jun 10
When we stop being impacted by Bush's actions and inactions as President, we'll stop bring up that he's at fault for them. Until then, knowing how you got where you are is a vital part of figuring out how to not wind up back there. Don't blame me that you're stuck being Brand W for however long it takes to clean up and forget his mess, we told you not to do it. If someone wants to blame something on Hoover, they're welcome to if they can make the case. By your logic, we should stop blaming Benedict Arnold for his treason because how much further back than Hoover was that?
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@laglen (19782)
• United States
11 Jun 10
knowing how you got where you are is a vital part of figuring out how to not wind up back there. I couldnt agree more. But my point is, when do you stop blaming him and actually effect a change?
• Canada
11 Jun 10
Im sure Bush would blame himself if he could LOL That guy doesnt give a woot! They showed a billboard on the news, it had a picture of Bush and it said "miss me yet?"....apparently they got lots n lots of calls saying NOOOOOO!! All governments will always blame the previous ones....its part of the game and while they do this, they dont have to talk about the REAL issues.
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@laglen (19782)
• United States
11 Jun 10
thats it exactly. pass that buck! Its the American way!
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• Canada
11 Jun 10
Canadian way also lol
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@laglen (19782)
• United States
11 Jun 10
Probably because we are so close.... sorry
@andy77e (5165)
• United States
12 Jun 10
Yeah, the limitation should be the moment you pass sweeping bills that don't do as planned, and plummet the country into bankrupting debt
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@laglen (19782)
• United States
12 Jun 10
That sounds like a good time to stop
• Canada
11 Jun 10
The statute of limitations on blaming any politician should wear out as soon as the damage done by that particular politician is undone.
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@laglen (19782)
• United States
11 Jun 10
but who would be the one to undo it?
• United States
11 Jun 10
Wasn't she speaker of the house under Bush's last term? Didn't the democrats have control of congress during his last term? Congress has more power than the president. The president can only sign or veto a bill...he can't write them and vote on them. So I say a nice chunck of the blame goes to them too. But oh they don't want you to look at that. As for the "blame" game. It is getting beyond old. They are not in office to "blame" Bush. We all know what the problems are. We all know who caused them. They are suppost to be fixing those problems and not finger pointing. They knew the situation when they ran for office or ran for re-election. If htey did not want to deal with it..than they should not have run. Obama can say he "inhertied" these problems...but lets be honest. He knew what he was getting into when he decided to run for the office. He knew the shape the country was in. No one MADE him run. He chose to. Same with Pelosi. So I say they need to put their "big boy" and "big girl" pants on and stop whining.
@laglen (19782)
• United States
11 Jun 10
lol and good to point out that Obama was a senator under Bush
• United States
11 Jun 10
Maybe if he would have spent his last year as senator actually voting on the bills he would have a leg to stand on . But Obama spent most of his time NOT VOTING. So he has some blame in this too. So does Pelosi. But you wont' hear them admit to that in a million years. But the truth is they are to blame too.
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@laglen (19782)
• United States
11 Jun 10
I think they should be fined every time they dont vote. This is what we pay them for.