Blaming someone else for his own failures has worked well for President Barack Obama in the past. Apparently he thinks the strategy can still work.
With three straight months of lackluster unemployment reports staring him in the face, President Obama understands many voters no longer trust him to bring the economy out of the doldrums.
Some may even remember his pledge that if he couldn't bring unemployment down to acceptable levels within three years, he ought not to be re-elected. So, during his radio address a week ago, the president hinted at his reaction.
Referring to a $127 billion bill to repair highways and bridges, while also keeping student loan rates low, President Obama said, "We've got more to do." He explained more infrastructure funding is needed from Congress to boost employment.
Never mind that hundreds of billions of dollars in Obama "stimulus" didn't work before. Clearly, the president hopes Congress will reject a new round of wasteful spending - and he can blame lawmakers for failure to provide new jobs.
Voters may have fallen for the blame-anybody-but-me trick before. They won't again.