The Obama thing was a joke. Always blame the president. Anytime my friends and I are pissed about something, whether it is a snow storm or a computer not working, we throw in "Obama" at the end to be funny.
I guess that joke was poorly placed though - at the end of a serious and pissed off rant... Probably not the best timing.
I thought you were serious because there is a lot of people in this country who blame Obama for everything nowadays.
He has become very unpopular.
No way is it all on his shoulders. It took this country years of doing the wrong kind of things to get where were at. Inisitance on spending more on our military than the next 10 largest nations, extreme greed in capitalism to the point of gaining profits and bottom lines to the detriment of the American worker, Congressmen who do not actually represent or protect their constituents very well.
The only thing I really blame Obama for is not sticking to his guns and caving in politically to bureaucracy. For example that so called debt ceiling crisis could have been easily averted with an executive order. How? Well an executive order must have some basis in the Constitution in order to be used (or to further a law made by Congress). The president need only remind Congress of the 1 article; section 8 and points 2,3, and 18 of the Constitution and invoke an order that since Congress can't agree to raise the ceiling to pay ongoing debt, the executive order is being issued until an alternative is found.
Now the Supreme Court could over rule it, but I doubt they would since it does have a basis in the Constitution (repaying debt and keeping the government running basically) and they aren't financial experts. They would have had no way to gauge the counter argument of the time (we can pay some bills now and other bills later) and would not hang themselves out to put it to the test.
The onus would then be on Congress to overturn the order by way of not funding which the president can still veto but congress could overturn (the presidents veto) if they got a 2/3rds majority vote. I'll just say that ain't happening in the "Do nothing Congress"... By the time Congress or the Supreme Court got around to weighing in on it, Congress probably would have came to an agreement sooner knowing it wasn't going to be overturned if it got to that point.