Posted by: Rick | Saturday, August 6, 2011

President Punching Bag

Jay Carney on the S&P downgrade:

The President believes it is important that our elected leaders come together to strengthen our economy and put our nation on a stronger fiscal footing.

The bipartisan compromise on deficit reduction was an important step in the right direction. Yet, the path to getting there took too long and was at times too divisive. We must do better to make clear our nation’s will, capacity and commitment to work together to tackle our major fiscal and economic challenges.

Over the past months the President repeatedly called for substantial deficit reduction through both long-term entitlement changes and revenues through tax reform, with additional measures to spark jobs and strengthen our recovery. That is why the President pushed for a grand bargain that would include all of these elements and require compromise and cooperation from all sides.

Over the coming weeks the President will strongly encourage the bipartisan fiscal committee as well as all members of Congress to put our common commitment to a stronger recovery and a sounder long-term fiscal path above our political and ideological differences.

Translation: The President is sorry he wasn’t able to compromise enough with the teabaggers who held the economy hostage. He’ll try harder the next time. The President has good ideas, but he knows he has to compromise with Republicans. The important thing is that everyone stop bickering.

I hate this Obama mush.



  1. Oh, please. We screwed Obama by sitting on our hands last November. He was going up against a republican super majority in the House, and a stalemate in the Senate. The only weapon he has – thanks to US – is the power of the veto. He did get us an equal voice on the Super Congress, and THAT will level the playing field. That’s important, because two thirds of the debt deal will come out of that committee.
    Please read my post, Liberals get yer guns.

    • We don’t have the bully pulpit. If the president isn’t going to make our case, who will?

  2. You should demand a primary opponent for Obama, like Bernie Sanders suggested.

    • It’s a tempting idea, except for two words: Supreme Court. A challenge to Obama would pretty much guarantee a President Romney (Mittens WILL be the GOP nominee), whichs spells doom.

      • So you don’t vote for who would best do the job and only for who can win for your party of choice.

        That is what is wrong with America.

        BTW, all though I am looking for a Republican candidate to support this coming election Romney is not it. That progressive RINO is almost as bad as McCain.


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