A quick trip around Hannity's America...
President Obama claims that he wants the American people to hold him accountable for his decisions, but as Peter Baker of The New York Times points out, since taking office the president has dodged responsibility for any of our nation's problems.
Instead he's been engaging in one of the liberal left's favorite pastimes: blame Bush, blame Bush, blame Bush.
Let's take a look:
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PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA, 2/9/2009: We also inherited the most profound economic emergency since the Great Depression.
OBAMA, 2/24/2009: With the deficit we inherited.
OBAMA, 3/6/2009: We inherited a big mess.
OBAMA, 3/12/2009: Because of the deficits we inherited.
OBAMA, 3/18/2009: Because of the massive deficit we inherited.
OBAMA, 3/19/2009: Because of the massive debts that we've inherited.
OBAMA, 3/20/2009: Because of the massive deficits we inherited.
OBAMA, 3/25/2009: And because we've inherited a historic fiscal mess.
OBAMA, 6/1/2009: We inherited a financial crisis unlike any that we've seen in our time.
OBAMA, 6/9/2009: The financial crisis this administration inherited is still creating painful challenges for businesses and families alike.
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This is a broken record. Isn't it time for the president to retire that line and maybe start to take some responsibility for his own?
Town Hall Talker
The president made his way to Green Bay, Wisconsin Thursday for a town hall meeting. He used the event to discuss the urgent need for nationalized health care, but managed to throw in a few whoppers along the way. You'll love this, take a look:
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OBAMA: Health care reform's not something I just cooked up when I took office.
LIBERAL TRANSLATION: Actually, I cooked it up on the campaign trail.
OBAMA: Sometimes I hear people saying he's taking on too much. Why is he — I'm not doing this because I don't have enough to do.
LIBERAL TRANSLATION: I'm doing this because I believe in the nanny state.
OBAMA: We need health care reform because it's central to our economic future. It's central to our long-term prosperity as a nation.
LIBERAL TRANSLATION: And this, like all spending, will stimulate our economy.
OBAMA: In past years and decade, there may have been some disagreement on this point, but not anymore.
LIBERAL TRANSLATION: I work miracles. Thank me later.
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All right, Mr. President, apparently you are not watching enough "Hannity." We disagree.
Tonight's "Meltdown" takes us to the left coast and the liberal capital of America, San Francisco, California, where the city board of supervisors recently voted to impose new mandatory restrictions on how residents dispose of their garbage.
Get this: According to the AP, Nancy Pelosi and her neighbors are now required to sort their trash into three colored trash bins. Here's the breakdown: Recycling goes in the blue can. All food items, they've got to go in the green can, and everything else can be tossed in the black can.
And guess what? Anyone caught violating the new rule could face fines of up to $1,000. That's sick. That's madness.
Home, Sweet Home
The Obama administration Thursday released four detainees from Guantanamo Bay, and they got a major upgrade leaving the naval outpost for the sandy shores of Bermuda.
The British territory is best known for its beautiful beaches, their picturesque golf courses, their excellent snorkeling.
And get this, according to The New York Daily News their new neighbors include, oh let's see, New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg, actress Catherine Zeta-Jones, and rock star David Bowie.
I'm sure Mr. Bowie is just eager to meet the island's new residents.
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