5 Reasons This Election Is Ward Cleaver vs. Eddie Haskell
In Campaign 2012, Leave it to Beaver comes to life.
October 25, 2012 - 9:00 am
2. Obama, like Eddie Haskell, constantly blames others for his own conduct.
Another Eddie Haskell trait was his refusal to take responsibility for his actions:
A weaselly wise guy, Eddie could be relied upon to connive and instigate schemes with his friends — schemes for which they would be in the position of blame, if (and usually when) caught. One of his most infamous pranks with the Cleaver boys involved fastening a chain around the rear axle of their friend Clarence “Lumpy” Rutherford’s car, causing unplanned damage as the entire third member and wheels became detached when he tried to move the car.
Obama promised the American public wonders and miracles. Under his “hope and change” policies, the recession would end; the government would have a balanced budget; federal debt would drop by 50%; America would be a new world force for peace and light; Islamists would love us again; joblessness would drop to 4%; and government investments in green energy would yield rich returns. What he gave the American public was the longest recession since the Great Depression; the largest deficits in American history (whether counting in raw numbers or adjusted dollars); the largest federal debt in history; the worldwide retreat of American power, especially in the Middle East; some less than “optimal” “bumps in the road,” who just happened to be Americans serving their country; state and federal means-tested welfare programs in excess of one trillion dollars; endlessly high unemployment of greater than 8% (or greater than 10% if one counts workforce drop outs); lost “investments” in Obama-donor green energy companies; and a host of other things that make for depressing reading every morning.
And at the end of the day, just as Eddie Haskell, having wreaked havoc on those around him, said “who me?”, Obama has consistently said “Not me!” Michelle Obama swears that her husband “didn’t point fingers” and “didn’t place blame,” but you can be certain that this assurance comes as a surprise to those Obama has blamed for things that happened on his watch: George Bush, ATMS, YouTube videos, Republicans, John Kerry, and Europe, just to name a few of Eddie Haskell’s . . . er, Barack Obama’s scapegoats.