Who’s to Blame?

November 12, 2008

Penn of Denn

Perhaps I was a little idealistic, but I was really looking forward to November 5th and not having to hear any more American election rhetoric. But alas, it was not to be, because for the last week I’ve been listening to the post-mortem reports about what went wrong or didn’t. What surprised me was how quickly the republicans turned on Sarah Palin, blaming her for the loss of the election. If she was as much of a liability as they are now claiming, it’s hard to believe it is the same group of people who wanted her one heartbeat away from the Oval Office.

But really, isn’t that simply indicative of human nature to say, “It’s somebody else’s fault.” We have been shifting blame since Adam said, “The woman you gave me”, which when you think about it, is what some republicans are saying to McCain, “The woman you gave us.”

I guess we never learn that each of us are responsible for our own actions and the choices we make and blaming other people or circumstances might make us feel better, but in the long run it doesn’t make us any better. Have a great week and remember: To see what is really possible, you will have to attempt the impossible.