Left shocked to discover ‘Waffles’ Obama not a fighter

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.

A twofer!

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.

December 7, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , . Economy, Finance, Foreclosures, Healthcare, Hillary Clinton, Housing, Obama Administration, Politics, Popular Culture, TARP, Taxes, Unemployment Statistics, Wall St. Comments off.

Scott Brown comes through on FinReg bill for MA – Dems prepare to gut Volcker Rule and exempt MASS Mutual Funds…

Well I predicted this was a done deal when Sen Brown voted for cloture on FinReg. He would only have done so if the Dem leadership guaranteed the big mutual funds in Massachusetts were protected (contrary to the wailing of Allahpundit at HA), they will be:

WSJ:

…Democrats worked Wednesday on an agreement that would weaken a provision known as the Volcker Rule, which would bar banks from investing their own money in hedge funds and private-equity firms.

Under the terms of the discussions, large banks could be allowed to invest up to 3% of their capital in these funds. This is higher than a 2% threshold under consideration a few days ago. Details remain in flux.

The changes are designed to win the support of Sen. Scott Brown (R., Mass.), who had said he would vote against the overhaul if financial companies, notably the big mutual funds based in his state, weren’t allowed to make small investments in different types of funds. Sen. Christopher Dodd (D., Conn.) and Mr. Brown met Wednesday to discuss a potential deal…….

June 24, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , . Economy, Obama Administration, Politics, TARP, Taxes, Wall St. 1 comment.

FINREG: Scott Brown had it right, Barney Frank is already gutting the derivatives regs…

Knew this was coming, and so did Scott Brown, thus his cloture vote to end debate. The GOP pundits (I mean you AllahPundit!) who were bashing him will owe him an apology when the Cmte releases the final bill and it has no teeth on derivatives..

Anywho, Scott Brown voted for cloture b/c Reid and Frank TOLD HIM the derivatives killing language would be stripped, and it will.

WSJ:

House Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank (D., Mass.) on Tuesday said the White House’s proposal to stop banks from certain risky trading practices would “very likely” be in the final financial overhaul, but he said a separate provision to force banks to spin off their derivatives businesses “goes too far.”..

…Mr. Frank’s opposition to the derivatives spin-off proposal, which has been championed by Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Blanche Lincoln (D., Ark.), raises the chances that this provision will likely be altered or stripped out completely because Mr. Frank’s comments on it were pointed.

“Banks ought to be able to hedge their own risks,” Mr. Frank said. He said banks would be prohibited from overly risky derivatives activities by the Volcker Rule and that the separate provision wouldn’t be necessary.

“I don’t see the need for a separate rule regarding derivatives because the restriction on banks engaging in proprietary activities would apply to derivatives as well as everything else,” Mr. Frank said.

He said banks would be able to do derivatives under the rules established by the bill “for their own commercial risk or their customers, but they will not be able to run separate profit centers where they trade them.”…

May 25, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , . Economy, Finance, Obama Administration, Politics, Wall St. 1 comment.

2010 – Election Blitz

So Stupak and the ‘pro life’ Dems sold out. Well they have hung this albatross around their necks for generations and no ‘conservative’ Democrat (or liberal ones for that matter- See Brown, Scott – MASS), will survive the elections IMO. And now there are a few million Catholic Democrats looking for a new home.

We have only just begun to fight.

November is coming…..

Americans, start your engines!

March 21, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . Economy, Healthcare, Obama Administration, Politics, Popular Culture, Taxes. Comments off.

Sen. Scott Brown GOP Weekly Address – start over on health care bill

Scott Brown tellin it like it is.

March 13, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , . Economy, Healthcare, Obama Administration, Politics, Popular Culture, Taxes, Unemployment Statistics. 3 comments.

Video: Scott Brown proposes payroll tax holiday for workers

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March 3, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , . Politics. 1 comment.

Scott Brown proposes payroll tax holiday for *workers*…

Yay Scott! Finally, stimulus I can believe in! We have suggested just this here many times, but look! here is an actual DC pol proposing it! Scott will be on Kudlow at 700pm EST tonight….

JulesCrittenden:

Boston Herald:

U.S. Sen. Scott Brown’s first piece of legislation is a proposal to return unspent stimulus cash in the form of a payroll tax cut for workers, a proposal that came as the Bay State Republican was named to the prestigious Armed Services committee.

“The best way to revive our economy and spur job creation is by returning money directly to the American people so they can save and put money back into the economy,” Brown said yesterday. “Families are still hurting and their hard-earned tax dollars are sitting unused in a stimulus slush fund in Washington.”

Aides described Brown’s proposal as a temporary tax cut that applies to workers making roughly $200,000 or less a year, designed to “help out people who make less more.” It would kick in immediately upon passage, saving the average worker about $100 a month for a total of at least $500 for individuals and $1,000 for working couples, the senator’s aides said.

The tax cut would expire in about six months, or when the roughly $80 billion in unspent stimulus money drains down….

I believe in miracles…..

March 3, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , . Economy, Finance, Politics, Popular Culture, Taxes, Unemployment Statistics. 1 comment.

MAC – Scott Brown rally Friday! Get this party started!

MiM will be there! Leave a comment if you need the RSVP email..

You are invited to a Rally with U.S. Senators Scott Brown and John McCain

When: Friday, March 5 at 12:00 PM
Doors open at 11:00 AM

Where: Grand Canyon University
3300 West Camelback Road
Phoenix, AZ 85017

March 1, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , . Politics. Comments off.

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