Unlike Obama, two world leaders take responsibility for failure

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Unlike Obama, two world leaders take responsibility for failure

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By John Ruberry

For pretty much the entirety of his first term in office, Pres­i­dent Obama blamed the stag­nant econ­omy on his pre­de­ces­sor, George W. Bush. Of course the Obama econ­omy is still in the dol­drums and I wouldn’t be sur­prised if it remained dor­mant until after he leaves office.

Obama’s biggest, ahem, achieve­ment as pres­i­dent is Oba­maCare. He repeat­edly claimed, in what was later named the Lie of the Year, his Oba­maCare “You Can Keep Your Plan” promise. Obama’s half-​hearted expla­na­tion of that lie and the botched Oba­maCare web­site roll­out didn’t mea­sure up to an apol­ogy, let alone an accep­tance of blame.

Con­trast Obama’s mis­be­hav­ior with that of Chung Hong-​won, the prime min­is­ter of South Korea who resigned Sun­day over his government’s mis­han­dling of this month’s deadly ferry dis­as­ter. Last fall Valdis Dom­brovskis, the prime min­is­ter of Latvia, quit after a deadly super­mar­ket roof col­lapse that killed 54 peo­ple in the cap­i­tal city of Riga. These men accepted Harry S. Truman’s adage, “the buck stops here.”

Now I am not sug­gest­ing that Obama resign over his dere­lic­tions. Gov­ern­ment insta­bil­ity is the biggest weak­ness of par­lia­men­tary democ­ra­cies. Besides, is Amer­ica ready for Pres­i­dent Joe Biden?

But strong lead­ers admit their fail­ures and they don’t duck respon­si­bil­ity. Twice, how­ever, Amer­i­cans voted for a sym­bol rather than a head of state.

In a democ­racy, the peo­ple get the gov­ern­ment they deserve. And we are get­ting just that.

John Ruberry blogs at Marathon Pun­dit.

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Da Magnificent Seven's John Ruberry
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John Ruberry

By John Ruberry

For pretty much the entirety of his first term in office, President Obama blamed the stagnant economy on his predecessor, George W. Bush. Of course the Obama economy is still in the doldrums and I wouldn’t be surprised if it remained dormant until after he leaves office.

Obama’s biggest, ahem, achievement as president is ObamaCare. He repeatedly claimed, in what was later named the Lie of the Year, his  ObamaCare “You Can Keep Your Plan” promise.  Obama’s half-hearted explanation of that lie and the botched ObamaCare website rollout didn’t measure up to an apology, let alone an acceptance of blame.

Contrast Obama’s misbehavior with that of Chung Hong-won, the prime minister of South Korea who resigned Sunday over his government’s mishandling of this month’s deadly ferry disaster. Last fall Valdis Dombrovskis, the prime minister of Latvia, quit after a deadly supermarket roof collapse that killed 54 people in the capital city of Riga. These men accepted Harry S. Truman’s adage, “the buck stops here.”

Now I am not suggesting that Obama resign over his derelictions. Government instability is the biggest weakness of  parliamentary democracies. Besides, is America ready for President Joe Biden?

But strong leaders admit their failures and they don’t duck responsibility. Twice, however, Americans voted for a symbol rather than a head of state.

In a democracy, the people get the government they deserve. And we are getting just that.

John Ruberry blogs at Marathon Pundit. 

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