Wednesday, March 01, 2017
Blaming others for failure is a time-honored and lousy PR tactic. We have a former President and current occupant of the White House who is making a practice of it. Obama took every opportunity to blame former President Bush for the economy. President Trump is now blaming the generals for a SEAL's death in the recent Yemen raid. It doesn't matter that the incursion was planned before Trump was in office. He is in charge, so he is responsible. What is needed on the political front is an acceptance of whatever happens and apologies if merited. A politician doesn't gain reputation by ducking whenever a bad thing happens. Citizens become cynical and wonder who is in charge. Trump should stand up, shoulder the blame and accept the burden. But then, that may be asking too much.