blaming me gets people talking, and I understand how that game works.
Indeed, Obama simply does not have the luxury of blaming Bush for every ill that the U.S. economy now faces.
That definition holds that blaming Jews collectively for the actions of Israel is a form of anti-Semitism.
c.1200, "find fault with;" c.1300, "lay blame on," from Old French blasmer (12c., Modern French blâmer) "to rebuke, reprimand, condemn, criticize," from Vulgar Latin *blastemare, from Late Latin blasphemare "revile, reproach" (see blaspheme). Replaced Old English witan with long "i." Related: Blamed; blaming.
early 13c., from Old French blasme "blame, reproach; condemnation," a back-formation from blasmer (see blame (v.)).