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Scary Obama, Wusses and Political Parties

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Dear Mark: President Obama is at it again playing the blame game. This time, he says the reason the midterm elections look so bad for Democrats is that people aren't thinking clearly because they're scared. How do we get Obama to accept responsibility and stop playing the blame game? — Man Up in Maine

Dear Man Up: President Obama started this latest furor at a Boston fundraiser when he told supporters, "Part of the reason that our politics seems so tough right now and facts and science and argument does not seem to be winning the day all the time is because we're hardwired not to always think clearly when we're scared, and they have good reason to be."

Let me get this straight, the economy is in the tank, we are drowning in debt, and Iran, North Korea and various terrorists are seeking nukes to wipe us out, and Obama doesn't believe we're thinking clearly because we want a different party in power? Dr. Oz needs to make a call on the White House because our commander in chief is obviously not well.

To answer your question, a good start to the president accepting responsibility would be a huge conservative victory in November. Although the president's thin skin and deep-seated narcissism probably won't allow him to accept the "fact and science" that it's his policies that are scaring a lot of Americans.

Dear Mark: Former Democrat National Committee Chairman and current Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell called Democratic candidates "a bunch of wusses" for not running on President Obama's accomplishments. I don't like being called a wuss, but isn't the Democrat strategy the politically expedient way to win the midterms? — Wussless in Seattle

Dear Wussless: Rendell was on CNN when he made the following comment: "We're a bunch of wusses.

We're running from the things that we've done, running from the things we believe, instead of saying: 'Here's what we stand for. If we're going to lose, let's go down fighting for the things we believe in."

I agree wholeheartedly with Rendell, which is rare. I believe he is expounding the theory called running on principle. One of the main reasons for the tea party movement is that candidates of all political stripes campaign on one set of principles and then govern with another.

The current crop of Democrat candidates may be "wusses" in the eyes of Rendell, but they're not stupid. Campaigning on Obamacare, cap and trade and the stimulus is a recipe for disaster for the Democrats this November.

As the proverb goes, he who fights and runs away may live to fight another day. Not my personal philosophy, but then again I consider myself a little more principled than most Washington politicians.

Dear Mark: Politics is a joke. New York held its gubernatorial debate featuring seven participants. In addition to the Republican and Democrat candidates, there were a former madam and a man representing the "Rent Is Too Damn High" Party involved in the event. As a pundit, aren't you a little embarrassed about the state of politics? — Two Parties Too Many

Dear Parties: I'm not the least bit embarrassed, as this kind of wackiness means job security. Don't fret, just look at some of the political parties throughout our history. The Vegetarian Party. The Blue Enigma Party. The Aloha Aina Party. The Marijuana Reform Party. The Nullifier Party. The Free Soil Party. The Pork 'N' Beans Party. OK, I made up that last one.

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