My friend Eric Hols, who has only recently begun this blog, Middle Man, has written a spot-on post about the blame game that is being played by the man in the Oval Office. Please take a minute to read his post, leave a comment, and if you like his blog, click the follow button! Thank you Eric for this astute, timely post and for permission to re-blog!

Middle Man

Sixty days in and everything is cluster-f*ck.  But Trump says, “Hey, it’s not my fault!”


Health Care reform effed up?  It’s Paul Ryan’s fault! (Oh yea, and the Democrats. And the Republicans.)   Just because I had no idea what was in the bill but stupidly pushed it anyway, and just because I was impatient and petulant, and just because the bill never had a chance – it’s not my fault!

Mexico won’t build the wall?  It’s Mexico’s fault!  They should have volunteered to pay for it!  Just because I never intended to even try to ask Mexico pay for it, and just because I will never build it anyway – it’s not my fault!

Fouled up attack in Yemen? Blame the Generals! (oh yea, and Obama)  Just because Obama never authorized the raid because it was too risky but I impetuously authorized it anyway, and just because I am the…

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11 thoughts on “DON’T BLAME ME!

  1. It would all seem to suggest whether folk like them or not; it is the professional politician or at least the experienced public servants who make the best of the job; I’m not saying you should like them, but they do know how ‘things’ work

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    • Yes, perhaps the bureaucrats aren’t all that bad after all! We just need to learn to call them to account for their actions, policies and decisions, and replace them when they are not doing what they should be. Simple … at least, it would be if the media would report on what we need to know and if people would break away from their soap operas at least once a day for a dose of news. 🙂

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      • What is also important is to drill into bureaucrats, that they are there to service the Public; make the system work for the Public and ditch the god-complexes.
        This was actually part of our training when I joined up our version of the IRS in 1968.

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          • Ahh… history.
            Currently called Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs- commonly called HMRC (or my as my wife says ‘H-mmerk’)
            Back in my days (pause to fall back in rocking chair)… There were:
            H.M Customs & Excise (who dealt with all sorts of taxes on goods coming into the country and things like ‘sales’ taxes)- One unit had cool uniforms and were at ports and airports.
            H.M Inspector Taxes- who dealt with the taxing of people (and that was where I hung out)
            The Collectors of Taxes- who collected the money we had worked out that was due, and called us all sorts of names if we got the procedure wrong so they couldn’t legally collect it (happy days!)
            And there was and still is the Valuation Office who deal with all the stuff no one else does and justifiably claim they shouldn’t be lumped in with the rest.
            We in HMIT often dreamed about having the same heavy powers of the IRS; but many of us had a warped sense of humour to help us through. For a while the job made a great deal of sense and I believed in it strongly- then came along The Thatcher Government….


  2. Jill, to your feuding friends, I would ask that we set aside all the policy differences and personality flaws of our President. There are two major issues that should give all Americans concern and must be ferreted out. The first is our President’s relationship with Russian leaders who have interfered with our election. Is he beholden to people because of financial support?

    The second is the issue of conflicts of interest. Is the President using his office for financial gain? And, has he sufficiently divorced himself from his businesses?

    Bad answers to either set of questions could lead to impeachment, This is not an inconsequential matter and even his ardent fans need to be concerned. To be brutally frank, there is too much evasive action going on and too many people who have been caught in less than pristine situations.


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    • Good points … and I agree … these are matters that need to concern everyone, yet some simply ignore them. I need to hone my arguments a bit better. Thanks Keith!


  3. Superb post by ‘Middle Man’….. Scapegoating is the prerogative of the ‘weak-kneed coward’….Been around for ages….I call it the ‘sin of Adam’….. 😉 Hugs!

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