All you are telling me is that it's OK to play the blame game so long as a Democrat is the target.
Why certainly, gopher. Blame game is legitimate only as long as a Democrat (or a Liberal in Canada) is the target. Let me explain to you how this works.
Whatever good happens during a Democratic administration, it is because of the preceding Republican administration. Whatever bad happens during a Republican administration is because of the previous (and sometimes the future) Democratic administration.
Thus, 9/11 was the fault of Clinton. Dot com meltdown was caused by Clinton (and Carter, I don’t think conservatives would go as far back as Johnson in their trashing game). Katrina disaster? Clinton was responsible, of course. Sub prime crises? Clinton again. He forced the banks to lend to blacks, that is what caused the sub prime crises, them uppity blacks getting mortgages which they had no right to.
Credit crunch? Again, fault of Clinton and Obama. Clinton by his policies caused a delayed reaction, so that credit crunch occurred under Bush watch. Obama talked down the economy to get elected. Bush is blameless. See how it works?
It works the same way in Canada. Thus listening to conservatives, Mulroney was the best PM we have had for a long time (well, close, the current Messiah is almost as good). The huge deficit during Mulroney era was caused by Trudeau. The corruption, patronage, sleaze in Mulroney year, Trudeau was responsible for that (Trudeau set the example, poor Mulroney was merely following him). Trudeau also was responsible for the horrible economic mess during Mulroney times.
The economic prosperity during Chrétien years was due to Mulroney. Chrétien was the worst PM we have ever had (well, close, Trudeau, Martin were as bad). Mulroney brought in the GST. That was responsible for magically evaporating all the deficit, during Chrétien years.
Then Chrétien’s mismanagement of economy caused the Messiah to run huge deficits. The reason healthy surpluses turned into astronomical deficits during Messiah’s times was the bad, terrible economic decisions made by Chrétien and Martin (and possibly Trudeau).
See how it works? You are a novice in the art of politics. This is how a sophisticated conservative argues.
Now you may think I am being facetious, but I have seen most of these arguments seriously put forth by conservatives.