"Thanks, Obama!" The sheer amount of things that for which people blame US President Barack Obama is staggering. While one can have perfectly valid disagreements with how the President of the United States is conducting the affairs of the country, others blame him for virtually everything that happens anywhere in the world, from planes being shot down to construction projects failing. Gas too expensive? Obama's fault. Gas too cheap? Obama's fault. People don't like George Zimmerman? Obama's fault.
Here are some of the strangest and most absurd things for which conservative commentators and politicians pin the blame on Obama. When it comes to facts about Obama, there's plenty to know about his track-record, his politics, and the policies he's put in place. But many people tend to focus on the things they think they can blame him for, and are all too eager to make Obama a scapegoat for just about anything.Though any Barack Obama biography will likely have some facts and controversies for which he can be rightfully blamed, saying that flight MH17 went down because of Obama might be a bit of a stretch. Upvote the craziest things people blame Obama for below and be sure to cast your votes for the things he's actually done, on this list of Barack Obama's enacted policies.
The Response to Hurricane Katrina
A poll in 2013 found that nearly a third of Republican voters in Louisiana blamed President Obama for the ineffectual government response to Hurricane Katrina. It apparently didn’t matter that the storm took place three years before Obama’s election; it was Obama's fault anyway.
Virtually every aspect of the Ebola outbreak of 2014 was blamed on Obama, from the outbreak itself to the small number of cases that were found in America. Every time a new case was discovered, from aid workers to nurses who had been in West Africa, the blame was pinned on the president.Notably, when the outbreak was declared over in Liberia, those same critics were silent.
The Murder of Two Police Officers in Hattiesburg
Less than 24 hours after Officers Benjamin J. Deen and Liquori Tate of the Hattiesburg Police Department were shot dead, Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke said in a series of tweets that the president is to blame.Clarke is a conservative folk hero known as the “NRA’s favorite sheriff” and wrote, in part, that "Obama started this war on police intentionally. Right in line with his community agitating.”
Violence in Baltimore
A number of conservatives pinned the blame for the 2015 riots in Baltimore on the president, and the “culture” he fostered and for not leading properly.