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Now that all that huffing and puffing failed to stop Burris seating, it’s time for the blame.

Astonishingly, Politico reports under this headline

Dems stew in botched Burris imbroglio

Democrats angry over the botched handling of the Roland Burris imbroglio are putting the blame on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Majority Whip Richard J. Durbin and President-elect Barack Obama

Oh, noes! Teh One? Must be his first mistake then!

They actually are surprised for some reason that:

Other Democratic insiders put some of the blame on Obama, complaining that he kept his distance from the Burris controversy then jumped in at the end to claim the mantle of peacemaker β€” much as he did in the flap over Sen. Joe Lieberman’s support of Republican John McCain’s presidential bid.

Ha!ha! Silly Democrats! It’s not like you didn’t meet senator “Present” before us, the voters. And what was Obama’s reaction to all this?

A spokesperson for Obama didn’t respond to inquiries about the president-elect’s role.

I guess now, he didn’t even have to be “present”

If Obama had gotten involved earlier, “I don’t think the situation would have unfolded this way,” one Democrat said.

Why would he “get involved”? it’s not like he wasn’t talking to Blago about his proposed successor in Senate and this one too before they fall through the memory hole. Whose senate seat was it anyway? And what invilvement did they have in mind? Because I remember Obama opposed seating Burris loud and clear:

β€œRoland Burris is a good man and a fine public servant, but the Senate Democrats made it clear weeks ago that they cannot accept an appointment made by a governor who is accused of selling this very Senate seat. I agree with their decision

So, what peacemaker did he come as at the end?

So, try reading the news from last week, silly Democrats. If you are going to blame Teh One, at least blame him for the right thing: weaseling out of it with the help of the medua instead of looking as ridiculous as the rest of you.


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