Fox News’ own Jennifer Griffin yesterday reported that a Pentagon Inspector General’s investigation found that sequester budget cuts may have harmed security at Naval installations. “It certainly is raising a lot of questions about whether these budget cuts may have led to more lax security at places like the (Washington, D.C.) Navy Yard,” Griffin said. She was referring, of course, to questions surrounding how gunman Aaron Alexis was able to enter the Navy Yard and kill 12 people. But Neil Cavuto either missed that report or ignored it as he accused Democrats of shirking responsibility for the shootings – as if it were a foregone conclusion that the rampage was really the fault of President Obama, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and/or House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.
Here was Cavuto’s snarky commentary yesterday, later in the day:
Lax security at a navy yard? Blame sequestration cuts. Floods in Colorado? Blame climate change. Growing angst over the health care law? Blame Republicans bashing the health care law.
Time and again if something goes wrong, it is never this administration’s fault. Never Harry Reid’s fault. Never Nancy Pelosi’s fault. It’s either Mother Nature, or those mother-you-know-what Republicans.
It’s getting old, but it’s nothing new. Forget the buck stops here. Just keep passing the buck here and here and here. I always figure there’s plenty of blame to go around, so why this same runaround?
Leaders who should know better, blaming everyone but themselves for messes that they, at the very least, had a hand in creating. No, they prefer to just get creative.
Like those sequester cuts they keep in a back pocket for the next time their backs are up against the wall.
…Recognizing flooding for the natural phenomenon it is, and not some GOP-led climate cabal it is not.
…Sometimes shootings happen because there are nuts in the world, not because the other party is driving you nuts in this world. It’s like when you draw a red line, but insist you never said it. Folks start tuning you out because they’ve had enough of it. And after a while they think you’re full of it. Stop the blame game.”