President Obama has debuted his latest don't blame me strategy. The president, it seems, blames the long suffering American people for our current woes:

"I mean, there are a lot of things we can do," Obama said. "The way I think about it is, you know, this is a great, great country that had gotten a little soft and, you know, we didn't have that same competitive edge that we needed over the last couple of decades. We need to get back on track."

It strikes me that, if the tea party has adopted the Gadsden flag ("Don't Tread On Me'), perhaps Mr. Obama's flag should have this motto, "Don't Blame Me." Look, these are tough times. But we need somebody to stand up and be a leader, and right now, Mr. President, that would be you.

It should also be noted that, if we have lost our competitive edge, it may be because we don't have as much freedom to be innovative, thanks to your new rules and regulations, Mr. President. Find some economic policies that don't hogtie business innovation, and I predict the American people will perform. We always have.