You know, I'm not as delighted with Obama as I was a few years back. I'm actually rather pissed at him for a bunch of things.
HOWEVER, it is simply insane to even suggest that he has any responsibility for this whole fiasco. I go INSANE when I hear people suggest that there is somehow some shared responsibility, and that both sides need to compromise for the good of the people blah blah blah.
He won't even let Congress VOTE. He is just shutting down the government for the sake of doing it. It is absurd. At first it was about the ACA. But when he realized he didn't know enough about how government works and had no chance of stopping the implementation of the ACA, he shifted gears and started talking about fiscal reforms. WTF?
On the other hand, I try to be patient with people who are suffering from mental illnesses, as he clearly is. So unlike nogodsforme, I would probably toss a bucket of water on him if he broke into flames a few feet away from me. And then I would help him seek the medical treatment that he clearly needs, and make sure he was never again in a position to make decisions that would impact the lives of the people around him.