Without a hint of irony, Jim Geraghty of The National Review writes that the ultimate lesson of the Obama presidency is that “accountability if for suckers.”
Geraghty didn’t merely blame the president for the NFL’s ongoing scandals; he blames the president for basically everything bad that has ever happened.
“Does our president just reflect a broad cultural trend in the behavior of leaders, or does he set the tone from the top?” he asks in his lead.
Geragthy goes on to list every single Obama era scandal (manufactured or not), to expose how the President is personally responsible for the lackluster leadership of CEOs and sports commissioners across the country.
To say that Geraghty lists every scandal of the last five years and blames the president for it is not an exaggeration.
In the following order, he blames President Obama for the NFL’s abuse scandals, General Motors’ vehicle recalls, NBC News hiring Chelsea Clinton, and the Freedom Industries spill in West Virginia. And according to him, these are just like the fake IRS and Veterans Affairs scandals. Also the NSA, Benghazi, Obamacare, and that terrible last season of your favorite TV show.
According to Geraghty these are all signs of poor leadership at the top and a climate in which there’s no accountability.
I call that ironic because nothing is stopping CEOs or commissioners of private companies and organizations from taking personal responsibility and holding themselves accountable. Don’t conservatives believe in personal responsibility, or it it simply easier to blame Obama?
The buck doesn’t stop here.