A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from August 09, 2011
Blameocracy (blame + democracy); Blameocrat (blame + bureaucrat)

A “blameocracy” (blame + democracy) is when one political party blames another political party for seemingly all of the country’s problems, or when a president blames the previous presidential administration for all of the problems. A political official in a “blameocracy” is a “blameocrat” (blame + bureaucrat). Blame is assigned to everyone and everything—except the “blameocrat.”

“Blameocrat” has been cited in print since at least November 2000 and “blameocracy” has been cited in print since at least October 2005. Conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh did an extensive “Obama Blames...” August 8, 2011 segment of media headlines, although the terms “blameocracy” and “blameocrat” weren’t used.


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Newsgroups: talk.politics.misc, alt.politics
From: (John Caruso)
Date: 2000/11/23
Subject: Re: Nader Fools: Gore and Bush different

Another Blameocrat heard from...don’t you people ever stop whining?

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From: (John Caruso)
Date: 7 Dec 2000 08:20:20 GMT
Local: Thurs, Dec 7 2000 3:20 am
Subject: Re: Utah and Coral Reef setasides

Oh, ok, you’re a Blameocrat—no surprise, since I’ve not seen any Democrats who AREN’T trying to blame Nader for Gore’s astonishing failure to win a victory over a talking potato like Bush, even with the tremendous advantages he had.

Model Horse Blab
Ponypainter
10-08-2005, 02:19 PM
(...)
I’m not removing responsibility from the “stud” owners, but adding in the idea of American Blameocracy.

Replace Dog with Son
Thursday, April 19, 2007
I’m tired of the media and the blameocracy
In light of recent events at VA tech, I’ve discovered that an old hatred of mine for the media and the blameocracy of our culture has resurfaced.

BigSoccer
Z010 Union
16 May 2007, 10:14 AM
In my opinion, this is horrible news. Our society is growing more into a humorless blameocracy every day.

America’s Cultural War...
Thursday, March 19, 2009
100% behind the economic meltdown, folks, and the blameocrats are 100% behind the problem!
Set your politics aside and consider these facts:
The State of Sonora is angry at Influx of Mexicans into Mexico from the United States!

Northeastshooters Forum
Horrible
01-14-2010 04:52 PM
Yup. The Blameocrats. I am just surprised that they didn’t try and somehow pin this on Bush and Cheney or Rush Limbaugh.

Andraconic Language
Monday, July 26, 2010
Blameocracy
A form of government where every national problem is blamed on the previous government or the opposing party
Source: Blame + [dem]ocracy

Reuters
Paul Smalera
Downgrading democracy
Aug 8, 2011 16:46 EDT
(...)
COMMENTS
Posted by minipaws
Aug 8, 2011
5:43 pm EDT
We don’t have a democracy, we have a blameocracy. The entire goverment is a failure and we just blame the other party. The whole world is peeing their pants laughing at us!

RushLimbaugh.com
“Obama Blames...” in Headlines
August 8, 2011
RUSH:  Let me count the pages here.  One, two, three, four, five, six pages—six pages—of news headlines and stories. 

Obama Blames Arab Spring and Japan’s Earthquake on Struggling Economy and Job Situation, August 5th, 2011.  Obama Blames Messy Democracy for His Failed Policies, August 3rd, 2011; remarks by the president at a DNC event.  Obama Blames Congress for US Debt Mess; Obama news conference, June 29th, 2011.  Obama Blames Republicans for Slow Pace on Immigration Reform, July 25th, 2011.  (This was page one.) Page two: Obama Blames Media for Lack of Compromise in Washington; remarks by Obama at a town hall meeting July 22nd, 2011.  Obama Blames Technology for Struggling Economy; June 14th, 2011, NBC Today interview.  Obama Blames Oil Spectators for High Oil Prices; April 19th, 2011, remarks by Obama at a town hall meeting. 

Obama Blames Reagan for America’s Out of Control Debt and Spending; remarks by President Obama April 13th, 2011, Federal News Service.  Obama Blames Bush and Congress for Lack of Fiscal Discipline, April 13th, 2011; remarks by Obama, Federal News Service.  Obama Blames Bush-Congress for Putting Off Tough Decisions, August 17th, 2010; remarks at a fundraiser for Patty Murray.  Obama Blames Bush for Tax Cuts, Deficits; Obama town hall meeting on the economy in Racine, Wisconsin, June 30th, 2010.  Obama Blames Bush for Deficits, June 8th, 2010; remarks by Obama at a second fundraising reception for Senator Barbara Boxer. 

Obama Blames GOP for Events that Led to Gulf Oil Spill; remarks by President Obama June 3rd, 2010, Federal News Service.  Obama Blames Republicans for America Not Being Able to Solve Problems; remarks by President Obama June 3rd, 2010, Federal News Service.  Obama Blames Corporations for Everybody’s Problems, June 3rd, 2010, Federal News Service.  He said, “If you’re a Wall Street Journal bank or an insurance company or oil company, you pretty much get to play by your own rules regardless of the consequences for everybody else.” Blames corporations for everybody’s problems.  Obama Blames Bush for Overall Standing of American Economy, April 19th, 2010, at a fundraising reception for Senator Boxer.  Obama Blames Bush, Congress for Deficits, February 1, 2010, delivering remarks on the budget.  Obama Blames Bush for Regulatory Policies; January 17th, 2010, remarks by the president at an event with attorney general Martha Coakley in Massachusetts. 

I’m only on page three, and I have to take a break.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityGovernment/Law/Politics/Military • (0) Comments • Tuesday, August 09, 2011 • Permalink