Friday, December 10, 2010

Did I Miss Anything?

Being on hiatus recently, and not having the luxury of a co-blogger, I realized that if you turn your back for more than a day or two this administration can f*#k things up pretty quickly...handing you reams of bloggable material. This entry isn't to simply excoriate President Obama for the sake of calling him what he is, incompetent. Well OK maybe it is, in a slightly backhanded way. It's really a commentary on how the hard progressive left really controls whether this President is seen as a failure or success. The Republicans have had no legislative clout for the first two years. An almost 70 seat minority in the House, and a near filibuster proof minority in the Senate. Yet, with all of that "success", nothing but dissension in the Democrat ranks.

So I spent this morning catching up on the latest and culled some comments from various sources that offered up some cogent analysis on the possible tax cut compromise's failure, and the ramifications. First some political porn:

This is classic for two reasons, (1) it’s libs (or socialist in Larry O'Donnell's case) eating their own and (2) it is finally exposing the Democrat Party canard for the last 9 years that the Bush tax cuts only helped the wealthy. Some are now actually admitting after 9 years (because it is convenient for them to do so) that it helped ALL brackets. Disingenuous, every last one of them.

P.S. to this…ummm yeah wonder which party is going to enjoy having this argument in 2 years (when they expire once again). Insert my evil laugh here.

Also if this tax cut compromise (which a lot of us do not love but we’ll live with it) can’t get through because of Democrat opposition which is hot and heavy…this President can mail it in. He will be the lamest duck ever only two years in. He will have shown he has no pull within his own damn party. Pathetic.

Over at Red State:

"The obvious lesson, if the deal collapses, will be that Obama can't deliver anything -- he can be pushed into compromise with GOP priorities, as he wouldn't before the election, but he can't bring along his own caucus, which has suffered so many losses for following his lead. Liberals will learn that they are better off striking their own distance from an unpopular and increasingly impotent leader. And heavy liberal opposition to the deal will make it impossible to blame DeMint or Republicans for the collapse, and will encourage conservatives to push for even fewer compromises with Obama in 2011. That calculus of legislative forces will make it hard for Obama to plan for the other leg of the Clinton strategy, a budget battle in which the GOP blinks. Obama can try to use the whole mess to argue that 'Washington is broken' and all that, but it's a hard argument to make from the Rose Garden."

Robert Stacy McCain:

"Looking at the list of more than 50 House Democrats who signed the Welch letter, I see several names -- including Paul Kanjorski, Jim Oberstar and Alan Grayson -- of Democrats who got beat in the midterm election. Their careers are over and so they've got a political free-pass for these lame ducks to take a stand on 'principle,' possibly resulting in a no-deal meltdown that results in Americans paying higher taxes next year. And maybe, as Larry Summers warns, pushing the economy into a double-dip recession. Because of hate. Liberals hate rich people, and they don't care if the rest of us suffer, just so they get to inflict some pain on the rich."

David Letterman, last night: "So it's the Bush tax cuts for two more years, then, uh . . . it will be up to President Palin."


the kris said...

well golly, if you're looking for a co-blogger...

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