Blaming Bush, Obama, and Everyone Else

People used to blame George W. Bush for everything.  He was blamed him for the war(s), the struggling economy, natural disasters, gas prices, global warming, their high cholesterol, missing puzzle pieces, leaky faucets, always picking the slow line at Wal-mart, and just about everything else.  This may be a slight exaggeration, but not by much.

George Obama? Barack Bush? Whichever.

The same thing is happening to Barack Obama.  The blame has shifted from Bush to Obama and when Obama’s time as president is over it will shift to someone else.  It’s a never-ending story minus Falkor, which good.  That thing gives me the creeps. 

Blaming others for our problems is personality flaw common to all of us.  At least a little bit.  And it’s a waste of time.

I’ve wasted time blaming people for the following things (plus a whole lot more):

Being overweight.

Low self-esteem.

Financial problems.

Bad hair.

Lack of friends.

A messy house.

Not making the middle school basketball team.

Being a picky eater.

Buying the wrong car.

Forgetfulness. 

Poor study habits.

Sin.

Sin.

And more sin.

And there are plenty more.  It’s sad, really, to think of all the time wasted on blaming others.  Things happen.  People hurt you.  You hurt people.  Problems arise.  Sometimes it is your fault.  Sometimes others share the blame.

I can’t control all of the things that have happened to me in the past and I won’t be able to control the things that happen to me in the future.

But I can control how I react.  Better than this, I can allow the Holy Spirit to control how I react.

I’m not as bad about blaming others as I used to be, but I can surely improve.  You probably can, too. 

Let’s quit wasting time.  Life is too short.  Let’s get on with it.

(What have you blamed others for?  What do you think about that picture?  Creepy?  Cool?  Share away!)

 

 

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4 thoughts on “Blaming Bush, Obama, and Everyone Else

  1. When we as individuals take the time in our lives to pay attention to what’s happening around us we become conscious of our uncomfortableness with the situations in this world over which we have no control. We do however, have control over what we allow to be preserved and to be dynamic in our physic. When we understand that, then we understand personal opinions, we learn to be discreet and honest in our dealings with others, and we realize the only way for positive changes to occur in society as a whole starts with recognition of individual responsibilities and a putting into practice intellectual pursuits to benefit not denigrate the sons and daughters of a loving Heavenly Father.

  2. A lot more people blamed things on Bush when he was President. In fact, most people still do blame Bush for anything that goes wrong. I believe that even if we never have another Republican president in the history of America, Democrats will still be blaming Bush for everything bad that happens even after he’s dead.

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