Playing the blame game
Unlike the days of our grandfathers, who realized a problem when they saw it and owned up to it, Americans today seem to choose a different path when dealing with their problems.
Blame it on someone/something else.
As a society you would think we have advanced enough to where we can own up to our mistakes and accept it. You would think.
Every day there are more and more instances of people (not limited to, but usually those who we voted into office) who find scapegoats for the latest issues.