Obama's "It's Not My Fault!" Tour Stops in Cleveland

Posted: Sep 08, 2010 9:20 AM
President Obama is scheduled to make an appearance in Cleveland today to discuss the state of the economy.  Americans hoping for the president to make news by offering specific, bold proposals will be disappointed:
An administration official, noting that these proposals have already been reported said “the president is not going to Cleveland to make news about these proposals, the proposals are already known…He’ll also be talking about where the economy has been, where we are now, and where we’re headed.”
Left-wingers hoping to hear rote denunciations and relentless blaming of Republicans, by contrast, will be invigorated:
President Obama today heads to Cleveland, Ohio, to contrast his economic proposals – and what White House advisers are calling “economic values” – with those of Republicans, most notably those of the would-be House Speaker should the GOP recapture the House in November, House Minority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio, who delivered an economic speech in Cleveland two weeks ago.

...The president, White House officials say, will depict Boehner and the Republicans as being hypocritical on deficits, supportive of a financial regulatory regime that led to the financial meltdown, and prisoners of the past.
The public has grown weary of Obama's Bush-blaming schtick, so I'd imagine simply substituting John Boehner's name for Bush's won't be the rhetorical masterstroke the administration may expect it to be.  Time to start interviewing those new speechwriters, guys.