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buckpasser

One who shifts or reassigns the blame or responsibility (for something) to another person, group, or thing. From the idiom "pass the buck." Every politician becomes a buckpasser whenever they come up against a campaign promise they can't keep. Maybe instead of being a buckpasser, you should have a think about what you could be doing to improve your performance.
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buckpasser

n. someone who cannot accept the responsibility for something. (see also pass the buck.) When something really goes wrong, everybody suddenly becomes a buckpasser.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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He concludes that for this reason the buck-passer is off the hook.
Perhaps everyone should expect there to be a solution to the WKR problem for "amusing" and "shocking." But it will not give the buck-passer everything she needs.
The buck-passer about value simpliciter now faces two problems.
We are making a parallel point against a reply the buck-passer might give to our suggestion that features that are bad simpliciter cannot be funny.
Thus far, the buck-passer of the BP-2 variety can agree (I hope).
But if the buck-passer tries to do so, she may run into a regress.
As opposed to the buck-passer, I believe that values explain reasons in the following sense: It is only an aspect of an evaluative property, such as being pleasant (say), that it provides reasons.
The buck-passer is committed to the view that it is always other properties which provide the reason.
Brentano and the Buck-Passers, SVEN DANIELSSON and JONAS OLSON
Before getting to how our Brentano-style approach might offer a way out for Brentano and the buck-passers, they briefly consider and reject an interesting attempt to solve the WKR problem recently proposed by John Skorupski.