Originally Posted by BR
Spin nothing. A Republican congress put a Republican bill in front of a Republican president with a fucking sunset clause in it. This has NOTHING to do with Obama.
I guess this press conference was just a mass delusion.
Originally Posted by BR
And this wouldn't have happened had that Republican congress and Republican president not set the stage for a 2010 idiotic showdown.
This was explained. Either you missed it or are choosing to ignore it. Reconciliation had to be used to pass the tax cuts because Democrats wouldn't vote for them and Republicans didn't have 60 votes. It would take 60 votes to make them permanent.
So who to blame for not giving 60 votes. Democrats.
Reconciliation has the Byrd rule which limits bills passed with it to ten years.
So who to blame for that rule and what party did he belong to? Byrd, a Democrat.
Who had four years of Congressional control and two years of Congressional control and the presidency in which to deal with this? Democrats.
Who choose to hold it off until this lame duck session? Democrats.
Who even now is STILL voting against it? Democrats.
That said. Obama is the president and has been for two years.
Those are OBAMA's wars now. His campaign promised timelines for closing Guantanimo and for pulling out of Iraq have passed. Its been 25 months since he took office. He doubled down on Afghanistan.
The Patriot Act, FISA and TSA. They are Obama's laws and agencies carrying those actions out now. He and his Congress didn't repeal or modify them. Instead Grandma is being molested to keep America safe!
PAYGO was promised in 2006 by Democrats. Instead we went from $250 billion a year deficits which they promised to eliminate, to $400 billion a year deficits while Bush was in office. Under Obama they have trillion dollar a year deficits.
Obama ran under the mantra of change. He's been more of the same and doubled down on what was wrong.
Obama's agencies molesting Grandma and the grandkids.
Obama's trillion dollar yearly deficits.
Obama's pay offs to Wall St.
Obama's Gulf Oil Spill.
Obama's energy prices that have doubled.
Obama's unemployment rate and record long term unemployment.
Obama, Obama, Obama, Obama, Obama.
Democrats, Democrats, Democrats, Democrats.
Own it. Own it. Own it.
You can't run from it. It is reality. Don't break from it.