Update: More from Jonah Goldberg on Obama as Bush 41
They are Shocked I say! Meet The Stranger you elected. He has important Hawaii Christmas Vacation plans people! He cannot be bothered to stay around and deal with this ‘symbolic fight’! BWAAAAHAAAA!
As for me, well I was wrong, wrong, wrong. In fact I have never been so, so wrong and felt so, so good about it.
I have said a thousand times Obama would never ever extend the Bush tax cuts for the top 2%. I have said a thousand times the business community and GOP strategists who claimed Obama would extend these tax cuts were in DENIAL. Seems I was just wrong! Obama has reversed himself on his most loudly touted base promise in his entire campaign, that the tax cuts for ‘the rich’ must not be extended. What a reversal.
Did he do it in a Trumanesque fightin’ way? or in a smooth Big Dawg Reversal of Fortune move to the center?
Nah, he collapsed like a wet noodle.
I LOVE the payroll tax holiday, we have been pushing it here for a while, following in the footsteps of Scott Brown who brought it to the Senate floor for a vote where it was defeated by DEMOCRATS. A good ROI IMO.
Don’t kid yourselves, Obama was SELECTED to cut SS, period. Whether we get to keep more of our earned money in our paycheks for a year is irrelevant in re SS Funding. The FIX IS IN. So enjoy the extra $ in your paychecks while you can, assuming you have a paycheck in the Obamaconomy.
Turns out the UE extension is NOT for the 99ers. Those folks are finally out of time. So Obama did a deal that didn’t help the people he said he was most concerned about. Again.
…The 99ers are unemployed American Job Seekers who have EXHAUSTED all forms of jobless benefits extensions.
These 6 Million and growing jobless individuals have been without any form of supplemental income payments since April 30, 2010. The 99ers are those who were NOT included in the reported President Obama compromise deal’ with Republican Senate and House leadership.
Two Million job seekers unemployment benefits were exhausted on November 30th. This group is the ones that were included in the ” with the GOP…
Like Healthcare and Housing which were run by AHIP, Pharma and TBTF.
Empty Suit has now caved on his primary promise to his ‘base’, what’s left of it. I agree with Ed at HotAir, this is not a Bill Clinton moderation, this is G HW Bush ‘Read My Lips’ betrayal of his primary constituency.
…Any progressive populist worth his salt opposed them and pledged to reverse those tax rates — as did Obama on a number of occasions. Similarly, conservatives oppose tax increases, and when George H. W. Bush caved to Democrats after telling voters to “read his lips” in pledging “no new taxes,” it undermined his standing with the base entirely. This is Obama’s “Read my lips” moment with the Left, and the war between them has just broken out….
We get growth, and Obama gets exposed as the empty, centreless, directionless ‘pragmatist’ aka passive-aggressive caver in chief that he is.
And for added Karmic Goodness, Jake Tapper reports that a WH ‘spokesperson’ called out Schumer specifically for failing to fight. Recall Halperin’s book revealed it was Chuckie Cheese Schumer with Dingy Reid who setup the back stabbing meeting to CONVINCE Obama to run against Hillary back in the Senate. What a prxck. Well reap what you have sown Chuck.
…“It was like the Jets versus Sharks except there weren’t any Jets,” the official said. “Senator Schumer says he wants a fight? He couldn’t hold his caucus together.”…
Yeah let him eat his waffle Chuck. You picked him, now deal with it like the rest of America.
I know this is sacrilege for a lot of Dems, but at this point I am supporting Scott Brown and Sue Lowden. Ask yourself something Democrats, who the hell are we supporting and why?! These Democratic Senators killed prescription drug reimportation, they are gutting Medicare, they are rolling over on the main issues that the party platform espouses in re women and progressive taxation.
Update: Gibbs does not deny: Rudy! ‘The David Paterson Problem’: Team TOTUS asks Paterson to withdraw from NY Gov race…
Update 4: Gibbs does not deny:
- He didn’t dispute reports that the White House has asked New York Gov. David Paterson to drop his reelection campaign. “Well, look, I think everybody understands the tough job that every elected official has right now in addressing many of the problems that we have,” Gibbs said. “I think people are aware of the tough situation that the governor of New York is in. I wouldn’t add a lot to what you’ve read except this is a decision that he’s going to make.”
Gibbs dismissed a suggestion that Obama risked blowback by meddling in local affairs, saying other presidents had done the same and backlash was simply one of the “hazards of the job.”
Update 3: 9/21: NYPost comments that the NY State Legislature will now be brought to a standstill as pols refuse to take painful votes to get the budget in line for Paterson since he is a ‘dead man walking’. Thanks TOTUS for making sure NY gets absolutely nothing done until next year.
NYPost also asks is TOTUS pushing Paterson out to try and stop a Rudy entry and Rudy win, thereby setting Rudy up for a ’12 challenge to TOTUS? You betcha! My mom would vote for Rudy in a hot second!
(…)But most importantly, Obama realizes that the only thing that could stand between his own re-election in 2012 and a direct challenge from former mayor and potential Republican gubernatorial and presidential contender Rudy Giuliani – the man who defeated New York City’s first black mayor — is Attorney General Cuomo, the state’s most popular politician and one who unfailingly beats Giuliani in the polls.
The unelected Paterson, who polls show is easy prey to a Giuliani candidacy, is, of course, a very different story….
Update 2: Breaking on WSJ Chyron Lazio to enter NY Gov race. Now it would be doubly fun were we to get HRC running, oh if only. But whomever takes this job has a hexx of a mess waiting for them and a recalcitrant state legislature full of nincompoops IMO…
Update: WH calls FOX to whine and say TOTUS didn’t make the call on Paterson himself, it was just some high level WH person, you know how that is, lol. More of the now infamous WH crybabies Chris Wallace laughed about Friday..how WEAK!
Pfft! and BWAAAHAAAAHAA!!Sounds like Paterson got the same lesson all the peeps who wanted to run against Gillibrand got, there is no such thing as having a friend in high places when it is TOTUS. Anyone can go unda da bus at any time.
National Democratic Party leaders have asked Gov. David Paterson to consider withdrawing from the 2010 governor’s race.(…) The sources said it was unclear what Gov. Paterson would do in response.
The New York Times, which originally reported the request on its Web site, said that it was President Barack Obama who asked Gov. Paterson to withdraw.
Party leaders in Washington have become concerned about Gov. Paterson’s political weakness, believing the governor’s office is too important to risk losing, one of the state Democratic advisers told the AP on Saturday.
And it sounds like they lowered the boom now so TOTUS didn’t have to do it in person next week. Bock Bock Barack!
A message about the race was delivered from top national Democrats at a dinner Friday night with Gov. Paterson…The Democratic leaders spoke of a concern referred to as the “David Paterson problem,” the adviser said.
The request has been in the works for a couple weeks, and the intention was to wait until after the state’s primary to deliver it, the other adviser said.…Mr. Obama is scheduled to be in upstate New York that day, when he is expected to deliver a vision of economic revival to students at the Hudson Valley Community College in Troy.
That’s our TOTUS, delivering VISIONS of economic revival instead of, you know, actual ECONOMIC REVIVAL! A regular Sugar Plum Fairy is TOTUS.
I think they are clearly RACIST! Sorry had to say it, recall Paterson claimed racism was behind his awful poll numbers
…Gov. David A. Paterson said on Friday that the chorus of people who believe he should not run for election next year want to keep him out of the race because he is black.
“We’re not in the post-racial period,” said Mr. Paterson..
In an interview with NY1, Rep. Charles Rangel warns state Attorney General Andrew Cuomo not to challenge Gov. David Paterson in a Democratic primary next year, saying it could create “racial polarization” in the state and be “devastating” to New York Democrats.
“You cannot support the governor, prepare for re-election, and at the same time say that you’re keeping your options open for a primary,” Rangel said of Cuomo.
“I think that there might be an inclination for racial polarization in a primary in the state of New York,” Rangel told political reporter Michael Scotto. “And since we have most African-Americans registered as Democrats, and since you would be making an appeal for Democrats, it would be devastating in my opinion.”
What a bunch of loons we have running things seriously. It seems Team TOTUS spends a LOT of time worrying about elections and not a lot of time creating JOBS for Americans.
*Cyndi Lauper courtesy of miuzk
Courtesy of RightOrg
Taxpayers Clearing House Prize Patrol delivers large checks to Citibank and Amtrak, gets them signed by Sen. Snow, Sen. Schumer, confronts Tim Geithner with wads of cash and delivers invoices to taxpayers.
Update: Schumer says refis dont help housing…Schumer sells out American homeowners..is speaking against the Ensign Amendment …the only homeowner benefit for existing homeowners in this giant pile of crxp
UPDATE: What Utter BULLSHXT!!!!
From the NEVADA Review Journal, NEVADA where housing is in as bad a shape as it is here in AZ, I hope NV is happy, Reid is backing Schumer on this BACK ASSWARDS statement that it does not help housing to refi:
“The refinancing of mortgages doesn’t help the housing market,” Schumer said. “If you refinance you are not buying up a home that is sitting on the market.”
“If there is anything to be done in the future we will wait until we get there,” Reid said. “Right now we want to get this economic stimulus bill done.”
yes jackass refis DO help the housing market, people teetering that can get in a fixed 30 at 4.5 can keep their house
each house they keep is one less in foreclosure
each one less in foreclosure is one less in supply
one less in supply is one more of that standing 18 month inventory that will be purchased
and you KNOW this you frakking idiots
I want everyone to know Schumer D NY is on CSPAN2 right now talking AGAINST A HOLC type plan
against the Ensign Amend. which allows all Americans to refi at 4%,
Schumer said “then the govt would own 3 trillion in homes, we cant have that, where do we get the money? the dollar will collapse, we cannot add that to our debt, how do we know the loans wont fail..”
He is using GOP arguments!! This is exactly what Obama did using Harry and Louise on UHC OMG they are MORONS!
I CANNOT BELIEVE CHUCK SCHUMER SOLD OUT AMERICAN HOMEOWNERS JUST TO KEEP OUT AN AMEND FROM THE GOP
this sucks I am pixxed
what are we going to say when we want to do it??
Schumer is saying it should not be skewed to refis it would be new homes only..what??? he is giving away ammo for free to the GOP to use against any HOLC attempt
I am so sad now, this was my hope that they were doing holc next, every word from schumer proves that is wrong
they have abandoned us
The vote will be at 430pm this afternoon..
Call Chuck Schumer if you own a home and thought it would be ever so nice to have them address HOUSING
202 224 6542 Schumer D NY
WTH is wrong with them!!
CITI tries to raise cash…PEBO to keep Kashkari on for TARP…(Congressional Critters Heads explode/snark off)
Well, this is unbelievably tone-deaf IMO. They are off their game at Camp PEBO…Congressional Dems (or GOP for that matter) cant STAND Kashkari or anything having anything to do with Paulson and the switch n bait anything but housing approach of TARP. It needs a new face, and Geithner and Summers ain’t new. Send Sheila Bair, we all love Sheila Bair :0)
Timothy Geithner, President-elect Barack Obama’s pick for Treasury Secretary, has asked Neel Kashkari and James Lambright to remain with the Obama team for several weeks to assist with the transition, these people said.
The decision to keep two members of Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson’s team, even for a short period, could rile lawmakers angry over Mr. Paulson’s handling of the $700 billion bailout. The Obama administration is working to revamp the financial rescue and erase some of the stigma associated with the bailout.
Oops! no idea how that got in there, maybe b/c Prince John and Cousin Hiss remind me of Hank Paulson and Neel Kashkari…..(courtesy of Walt Disney and loubear)
Paulson and later the ever-polite, self-effacing henchman Kashkari (another Golden Slacks, I mean Goldman Sachs executive) who appeared on the Hill with absolutely no good reason why they would not implement Sheila Bair’s (of FDIC) housing plan…
Wow, really, this is in error. Just today Barney Frank was appearing on CNBC, see our video sidebar, talking about the implementation of new harsh requirements to access TARP Tranche Deux by the incoming Administration.
They were burned BAAAD in the long con by Hank and now they have to see Kashkari again? We need the damn thing to pass! Oh good gawd, anything Kashkari presents is going to be slammed down HARD by these Congress Critters and who the hell can blame them?
(more videos of Kashkari before Congress after the break)
WOW!!! This will send shock waves through the Mortgage Bankers Association which successfully lobbied against this provision in legislation passed last year….
Senate Democrats have reached an agreement with Citigroup Inc. on a key bill to give bankruptcy judges the authority to eliminate some mortgage debt and help reduce foreclosures, lawmakers announced Thursday afternoon. (MiM here-Bolded by the news report HA! Yeah you betcha they’re wiggin out over this one!)