The Apology Canard

That’s about the nicest thing I can call it. Demanding an apology today is the new answer to everything you take issue with. It rivals the suit epidemic.

Bill Clinton to BLM

Hillary calls for apology from Bernie.

Bernie calls for apology from Hillary

Donald Trump is called to apologize, to someone or for something, nearly every week.

Mitt Romney wanted Trump to apologize.

Cruz wants Trump to apologize.

The left and many on the right lined up to blame Trump for the protests in Chicago.

We are all owed an apology by Obama for wrecking the country.

Everyone wants an apology from Trump and yet no one demands one from Hillary

Obama did an apology tour in his first year. Apparently even that was not enough for greived countries in the Mid East.

I’m still waiting for an apology from Obama because he had no right to apologize for America on my behalf. That offends me. I’m sure one will not be forthcoming.

The left has taken this to an all time high. They pounce on any Republican who says something they don’t like. They call for an apology. Then they go to every other Republican to denounce the statement, or stand guilty by default for agreeing if they refuse to condemn him.

The knee-jerk reaction these days seems to be to call for an apology whenever you feel grieved or offended. It doesn’t guarantee you will get one. But it elevates your grievance to a public level. Just move the fad up a notch, some people are shopping for an apology from anyone who offends them. Some are grievance shopping too.

There are a lot of opportunities out there. And some people or groups are perpetually offended by virtue of their existence. They are always due an apology.

What an apology epidemic we have in the country.

Now after the media contrived controversy about Trump pointing out judge Curiel’s bias and conflict, again they call for an official “apology” from Trump.

However, Ryan calls Trump a textbook racist, and within hours WH Press Sec, Josh Earnest, calls Trump a racist — as evidenced by Paul-mealymouthed-Ryan.

Referring to Trumps remarks:

“I regret those comments he made,” Ryan said. “It’s absolutely unacceptable.”

Ryan, I regret the comments you made. Besides, I think Ryan still owes all of us a big apology for 2012. I’ll be waiting for the overdue apology, Ryan.

Susan Collins says Trump should apologize. I’m waiting for her apology calling for hearings on Obama’s SCOTUS nominee. That was a grievous offense.

But it’s okay to call Trump a racist, and no need to apologize for it. Actually, you get kudos for doing that. And just look what Romney said about Trump. Give me a break.

But the perpetual apology addicts won’t ever apologize.

Wheels of the bus go round ‘n round

Fired D.C. insurance commissioner tried to apologize for criticizing Obamacare fix

President Broke-Back is sorry he got burned on bungled roll out

Well, no, it is not exactly what he said….but it’s what he meant. We’re always told after what he really meant instead of what he said. So I just cut to the chase.

All along we’ve been told that what he said is not exactly what he meant, like when millions lose their medical coverage, and his minions run out to say what the president actually meant.

He did say “I was burned” on the website. He had to correct himself to say we all got burned. But the Freudian slip popped out that everything is always about him. Like the phony fainters at the rallies always happens to him.

And now comes Obama’s apology to all those people losing their healthcare coverage, which is just as meaningful as everything else he has said – including his five-year-old promise. Of course, it’s as close to an apology as President Broke-Back will ever come. It is not his fault it must fall short. He cannot possibly take full responsibility, really, and apologize. That cannot happen. The faux apology:

    “I am sorry that they are finding themselves in this situation based on assurances they got from me,” he told NBC News in an exclusive interview at the White House.

    “We’ve got to work hard to make sure that they know we hear them and we are going to do everything we can to deal with folks who find themselves in a tough position as a consequence of this.”

You are sorry people are “finding themselves” screwed based on something you said? But no, it did not happen to them just based on what you said, it happened based on your plan. Since you are not changing that, the disingenuous apology is worthless because the offense still stands – doing what it has done. Convince people that you hear them?

In fact, we all said there would be these problems all along. But you stepped up your campaign to punctuate the lie that if people liked their plan they could keep their plan. You had your comrades repeat that lie promise across the country and guarantee people would not lose a plan they wanted to keep. It was a propaganda campaign.

When questions were raised about your plan and consequences, the media cut criticism short by repeating your promise that if people liked their plan they would not lose their plan. Questioning that would be calling you a liar. Joe Wilson proved that is taboo.

You made everyone complicit in your lie, even media. It was a great system. Arguments could be shot down with a single line, saving your administration the trouble of repeating the lies. Just repeat: “Obama said “if you like your plan, you can keep your plan.”” It was guaranteed — insuring not that promise but the sale of your plan. People took the bait to the bank and the ballot box.

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If anyone wondered how incompetent and backwards Obama is, exhibit A:

Mr. Obama promised at a fundraiser on Monday that the site “would get fixed,” but then there needs to be a discussion “about federal procurement when it comes to IT.”

Shouldn’t that procurement discussion have happened before not after this? Not in Obama’s world. The record of the CGI can not even be called spotty, but it matches Obama’s record. Hey, maybe “procurement” problems caused the site problems?
Wa Times reported:

Whatever the reason for giving CGI this contract, it was not based on a successful record of maintaining sensitive personal information for a government.

Even worse than the financial loss for Canadians, the computer system has had repeated privacy breaches.

So maybe the contractor and their record are consistent with Obama, and just what Dr O ordered? Another thing he can claim he was out of the loop on, and be fully responsible for but not in this lifetime. If anyone could make this company look stellar in comparison, it’s Obama. But how about that apology? It all depends on the definition of apology.

Now sorry seems to be the hardest word.

Obama’s confession apology

What Obama did not nor will not ever say:

(file this under dreams — if Obama is entitled to his frequent hallucinations, then allow me to have one.)

Hello, good morning.
I, Barack Obama, have a few things to just get off my chest.

Let me start with I’m sorry. I’m sorry for the delayed, late budget and that prompted some deeper thinking.

I’m sorry I did not cut the budget deficit in half in my first term, as I promised. I now regret not really trying. I admit it. I understand many people are disappointed with me; I am sincerely disappointed in me too. I promised a lot of things when I ran for president; where to begin? It was too many things. I could not possibly do all these things. I ask your forgiveness.

When I told you I was going to fundamentally change America, you starry-eyed people believed what you wanted but did not know what I meant by “transforming America”. I should be ashamed for not being clear, even though I always say “let me be clear”. Well, I’m still working on that shame quality. I have a lot to apologize for.

So I’m sorry that I let you down, I let myself down. I’m sorry that when I said I was going to change things you believed me. I bought into your hope in me. I regret taking this country for granted even while I was kicking and stepping on its throat. I realize I have been spoon fed and nurtured by some radical ideas and characters since I was weened.

I cannot change that now but I am working on it. I see the error in those views. I wish I had seen it earlier and acted on it. I did not.

I do not blame you people or Republicans for those errors. It was no one else’s fault but mine. I must accept responsibility for quite willingly seeking out those unsavory types to associate with. It was not your fault for questioning my ties and associations. And I do not blame those who knew or discovered my deep-seeded animosities for this country and its great people. I apologize for using that as a tool to propel my political status. I take responsibility for that.

People should question their political leaders and hold them accountable in word and deed. I thank you for being so gracious to me even while I did nothing to earn it — and to the media who stood by me. Thanks. I advanced myself by being critical of others and those in power. It’s my turn to be questioned accordingly, in the same measure I questioned and attacked others on my way up the ladder.

Let me say especially I am sorry to the wealthy people I demonized along the way. I really put undue blame on you when I should have been looking in the mirror at what I was really doing. I don’t blame you if you hold some skepticism toward me and my ideas. I will show you I do not feel bitter toward you.

I am also sorry to the poor in this country who I have extorted all along my path to the presidency. I have used you and purchased your vote to get where I am. Even if you do not want to believe that, it is true. I have also engaged in ugly class warfare that you and this country should not be engaged in. As a result, I have made people bitter — not healed it — as well as fueled deep division in this country. I have not made that better; I made it worse and I have used it for my own selfish ambitions to my personal gain. I am sorry.

One of the great things about this country has been the ability of people to take responsibility. So allow me to accept full responsibility for my actions, and show you I am just like all you great Americans out there who make this country great.  I realize America is not a nationality but also a state of mind. It alone cannot make people American, they must feel it too. I have a renewed feeling about what America is about. I now see why all you people were so concerned about me. You didn’t know me from Adam.

Speaking of introductions, I ran rather self-centered campaigns all my political life. I had no experience at running anything, not even a malt shop on the boardwalk. I had zero experience. I’m sorry for using my campaign as a resume.

While I am taking stock and responsibility to those I held so much bitter animosity for, I am indebted to this country now and into the future for the fame and fortune it brought me.  I am grateful and undeserving of all you pay and will pay to me and my family into the future. All the perks that I will continue to reap and enjoy far into the future exceeds what I deserve. I would like to say I earned it all but I did not, and it is gracious hospitality from this great country. I do not believe you owe me anything. I may not ever realize or understand just how much America has given me, but in the future I will never deny it.

In closing, I would like to address a subject important to many of your concerns, my basic records – long a controversial matter. So I would like to apologize for that issue too. I said “I’d like to…”. But therein is the problem. I am not going to talk about or release them. I would like to apologize for that, but I can’t. Did you really think I would apologize and disclose all those records buried in secrecy? I’m sort of sorry for the secrecy. I regret I cannot divulge them. Did you believe I would straighten that out?

So, as a result, I have changed my mind and retract my apologies… presidents can do that. Just for the record, pardon the pun, I am truly sorry for any interpretation of my words in any way other than my intent. You should know there are limits I can never cross, and my records are one of them. I ask for your forgiveness.

Did you believe that I would apologize then disclose all those records after all the trouble I went to in concealing them? Apparently you people really are as dumb as David Axelrod said you were. Since I cannot, I must retract my entire apology. Please understand I did not want to do this. I accept responsibility for this decision.

I sincerely apologize for any confusion this has caused. I just couldn’t do it. But I will not hold that against you if you cannot accept this… scratch that too. Remember, presidents can do that. I do love this country and its dumb people. You reinforced that when you elected and reelected me.

Please accept my words in the sincerity with which they were given.
I changed this country, not myself.

On a lighter note: I am still the person you elected.

Thank you,

Sincerely,

Barack Hussein Obama , aka Barry Soetoro,
Harry Bounel, Campaigner-in-Chief et al.

PS. I do apologize on behalf of the Teleprompter.