Does he have a secret strategy like he did with Bin Laden, sitting coolly, possessing a knowledge that us mere mortals are ignorant about? Obama needs to walk in the House chamber and just slap people for GP or he needs a titanium spine implant, better yet, he should borrow Michelle's. It's obvious that she has that quality that can get difficult things done. Can he for once control the argument and effectively state that the Republicans are willing to push the economy of the cliff for the sake of partisan ideology. Nope. He will as usual let the kids in the room have a temper tantrum and this time hold the entire world economy hostage. How is that for hope and change?
Why does spending cuts have to be linked to the debt ceiling? When The Duke of Hazard was President, no one heard about the debt ceiling. It was raised 7 times and the hill was so quiet you could hear a snake break wind in Egypt. There was no grandstanding and politicking about the debt. The people that created the debt is now all concerned about the debt they created and is making it the scariest thing ever. When you truly believe you are God's chosen political party and that if the whole world goes to hell in a hand-basket that Jesus will return and whisk you all away in the blink of an eye, why should you compromise on any point? To compromise is to mean you don't have faith in God and to not have faith in God means you aren't a Christian. There...the whole goofy explanation for the actions of the Repubs/Tea Partiers in two short sentences.
Republicans want to destroy Obama's presidency, but Obama isn't helping his re-election cause himself. Senate Minority Leader,
Yet under McConnell's plan, which he called his "last-choice option," the White House would request an increase in the debt ceiling and Congress could only block that request with a veto-proof super majority -- effectively ceding control over the debt limit to the White House. A super majority would likely be difficult to amass, especially when neither party's leadership genuinely wants the nation to default.
The bill would require the president to recommend spending cuts -- without revenue-raisers -- in the same amounts of a debt ceiling increase request, although actually passing the cuts would not be necessary to raise the debt limit.
"It gives the president 100 percent of the responsibility for increasing the debt limit," Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) told reporters after the press conference.
The debt limit would be increased three times during Obama's term: First, by $700 billion over the next few weeks, then $900 billion in the fall and another $900 billion in the spring, McConnell said.
But the bill doesn't guarantee that spending cuts will happen, McConnell said. Can you just hear the crap that will come out this lizards mouth? Why so pessimistic? Republican
This new "last choice option" is a win/ win strategy for the Republicans because if Obama raises the debt ceiling they can denounce him as a spender, if he doesn't raise it they can blame him for our nation defaulting.
This is truly a scary time for this nation, our elected officials care nothing for our best interests, it's all politics all the time, there are more people than jobs, mass unemployment (I should know) , and the people that we have elected to fight for us have no fight in them.
The perfect storm is brewing for a 1939 Nazi Germany to take place here in the American fatherland/ homeland , unemployment, war, decline of American prestige, a minority group to vilify, a fearful naive electorate, propaganda news channels, a melding of religion and politics, re writing of history, denial of science, lust for war, and global dominance. American Fascism will come in the shadow of the cross and wrapped in the flag.
I stopped defending Obama after the healthcare debacle. Had he and the rest of the Dem's held their ground during that debate, giving in the Republicans during the stimulus, the debate in December, the Republicans wouldn't act like spoiled petulant children taking throwing sippy cups around DC. Obama was again ready to give up Medicare and Social Security just to appease after he scolded Republican's about not being willing to get the job done...
He is willing to make a deal with Satan, Hitler, Stalin, Manson, Dahmer, Judas Iscariot, Jason Voorhies, Freddy Krueger, Michael Myers, Daffy Duck, Mickey Mouse, Ivanna Humpalot, I.P. Freely...anyone.
Dick Cheney was a Dick, he shot a dude in the face and the guy apologized to him and his family. Obama is not a Dick, he is a p$ssy, a dry, loose, hooker STD infected p$ssy with no traction. I can support a Dick for President and re-election...I can NOT support a p$ssy.
You see my hear me? LET ME TURN MY MIDDLE FINGER UP!