The Sword of Damocles Hangs Over Obama’s Head – Support Speaker Boehner’s Debt Ceiling Bill!
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Do I like it? No.
Do I want Cut Cap and Balance? Yes.
Will the Democratically Controlled Senate pass CCB? No, already voted it down.
Will Obama cowboy-up and do a deal for the good of the country like Big Dawg did? Uh, No.
Will the GOP be blamed for the fiasco that follows if we do NOT pass the Boehner bill? Why yes, yes it will.
Will the Reid modifications to the Boehner bill cut the cuts and pump the spending? Of course!
Do we get #BBA votes from the Boehner bill? Yes.
Will Senate Democrats PASS a BBA? Probably not.
Will it help DEFEAT said Senate Democrats up for re-elect in ’12 to force them to vote against a BBA? Hell yes. Every commercial should shout that McCaskill etc voted AGAINST a BALANCED BUDGET.
Are we in a position to make SERIOUS CUTS and/or SERIOUS REFORMS while Obama is POTUS? NO. We saw that in his pathetic response to the Ryan Plan.
Did Speaker Boehner try to do a ‘Grand Bargain’ with Obama? Unfortunately, yes he did. And hopefully he has now LEARNED HIS LESSON. You cannot ‘negotiate’ with the Tabula Rasa.
Does Speaker Boehner’s Plan leave room for another ‘Grand Bargain’ attempt? Yes it does. This is the only way to stave off the S&P, Moody’s downgrade.
(Yeah I know the ratings agencies are a joke, their idiotic Prime ratings on MBS junk loans got us into this mess but that is beside the point. They made it clear if there is a ‘commission’ meeting someplace they won’t downgrade the debt, even if said commission is just another exercise in futility.)
Was Obama ‘selected’ by TPTB TBTF to be the ‘Democratic’ POTUS to gut SS and Medicare? Why yes, that has always been my theory.
So why didn’t he do the ‘Grand Bargain’? Because he is an inexperienced naif who cannot even carry out a ‘signed, sealed, delivered’ bargain when he has the script.
He is Zelig- the chameleon man. He changes to reflect whomever he is with. One meeting with Pelosi and he rolled over on Entitlements without Tax Hikes despite having Geithner there to ‘handle’ him.
Will there be a Grand Bargain while Obama is POTUS? I hope to hell not. If the GOP gives it to him, he will run on it. He wants to be Reagan.
The guy is just what he appears to be: a narcisstic empty suit devoid of any principles. (Webster’s lends a hand- A principle is a general and fundamental truth that may be used in deciding conduct or choice)
With hard work and a little luck he will be the One-Termer the TBTF bought and nothing more.
So how ’bout we push past this latest Obama Leadership Failure, pass the Boehner bill and then work HARD to make SURE the GOP does NOT give Obama any ‘Grand Bargain’ to run on.
Anyone who thinks we are not gonna cut SS, Medicare is really self-deluded or naive at this point. I suggest liberals spend their time working on the House cuz we WILL be doing MAJOR ENTITLEMENT REFORM with the new GOP POTUS in ’13.
I am for the Ryan Plan. Gen X knew we were getting fragged, let’s just go into it eyes open and try to protect our parents and kids from the worst cuts and tax hikes.
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