Why do the Repubs always get the blame. It is simple. The Dems always couch things in "if only" you give us this or that, then all problems will be solved. The "if only's" are specific and understandable things. The Repubs say. "wait, there are consequences to your "if only" and you are ignoring the big picture." Most people are not big picture thinkers, so the Repubs get the blame because the public is small picture thinkers and the "if only" is easy to comprehend. Since, in DC, it is all about the blame game and Dems only care about playing the game, not the result.