As if the American people needed any more evidence of blatant hypocrisy in Liberalmerica, many must be his fault. Because as Liberals are apt to say, it's ultimately the leader's responsibility.
Liberals are placing the blame for the GW Bridge fiasco on Chris Christie. Apparently, Christie's control over his minions should be so absolute that they cannot think for themselves, and therefore they should be unable to commit wrong-doing. And so the logic goes, the wrong-doing
Unless that leader happens to be a Democrat.
Liberalmerica did the same thing when word got out about the horrific treatment of prisoners at Abu Ghraib. As soon as those photos surfaced, Liberals were calling for George W. Bush's head as if he personally ordered the mistreatment of the prisoners. When confronted with the notion that GWB's involvement was highly unlikely, Liberals replied "he's the president, so it's ultimately his fault."
The problem I have is that Liberals do not apply this captain-goes-down-with-his-ship mentality to leaders from their party, specifically President Obama. It's more infuriating when you consider that there have been plenty of scandals that have come out of the Obama Administration.
The most prominent in my mind is the Secret Service scandal. Why wasn't it Obama's fault? (Hint: it's the same reason Abu Ghraib wasn't GWB's fault). How about Operation Fast and Furious? The Benghazi attack? The NSA's blatantly illegal domestic spying programs? Oh, well the NSA's malfeasance isn't nearly as bad as the Patriot Act (which was originally supported by Democrats as well as Republicans), despite the fact that Obama has called for the extension of the Patriot Act. So, why won't Liberals blame Obama for these things?
"Well Jack, Obama clearly didn't know about any of these things." That poses an interesting thought. The general consensus in Liberalmerica was that George W. Bush was a nitwit. He was constantly chided as being an imbicile puppet controlled by nefarious puppet masters like Dick Cheney and Karl Rove . . . until it came to a scandal. Whenever something controversial came up, GWB went from being hopelessly idiotic in the eyes of his opponents to being a maniacal, evil mastermind who was plotting to destroy liberty and Muslims.
Now, with President Obama, the opposite seems to be true. Liberalmerica hails him as intelligent, educated, and involved in the leadership process . . . until it comes to a scandal. When a scandal hits, Obama goes from being a capable and aware leader to being some dunce, hopelessly ignorant to the nefarious misdeeds of, apparently, everyone else around him. One would have to be delusional to not see the blatant hypocrisy in these attitudes.
So what does this teach us? It is another example of how many Liberals are just as petty, hypocritical, and unintelligent as their Conservative counterparts. I find it endlessly hilarious that Liberals claim to have some intellectual superiority over their Conservative opponents, but at the end of the day they're just as logically inconsistent as the next average American.
So if you're a Liberal and you truly believe that Chris Christie should suffer for the malfeasance of the idiots under him, then you also need to stop acting like Obama is the second coming of Christ and hold the President accountable for everything that has gone horribly wrong during his administration. Otherwise, you need to stop acting like petulent children and realize that a man cannot control the actions of others, and thus hold those responsible for the malfeasance accountable for their actions.