Monday Morning Kabuki

TPM Livewire has been following the Obama/GOP Monday morning meeting on the debt limit almost sentence by sentence. In one item, they reveal “President Obama says social security is ‘not the source of our deficit problems.’ “ No, indeed, it’s not. So why TF is it on the table or even under discussion? President Obama, follow your own statement of simple fact to its logical conclusion. Obama also is quoted as saying, “If you don’t do the revenues, then to get the same amount of savings, you’ve got to have more cuts. Which means, it’s seniors, or it’s poor kids, or it’s medical researchers or it’s our infrastructure that suffers.” That, too, is certainly correct.

How much does it take, Mr. Prez, to take the last logical step and insist on new revenues? The GOP “clientele” … the financial industry and megacorp’s… have the most to lose if the U.S. defaults on its debt. Mr. Prez, couldn’t you possibly use that as leverage? You can win this one, and you can limit the cost in cuts required to win it. What in the world are you waiting for?

I am so tired of hearing the alleged leader of a party that has the presidency and one branch of Congress in its control, whining and begging the opposition to stop hurting him. Isn’t there some miracle of modern genetics that would enable Obama to grow a pair?

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  • MandT  On Monday July 11, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    Maybe, just maybe….The dumbs will finally realize what an incompetent, spinless, tool is Obama.

    • Steve  On Monday July 11, 2011 at 9:51 pm

      MandT, I suspect more people know what’s going on than you assume. Obama hasn’t made any friends in his party by kicking shit all over those who might otherwise support him, like me.

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