Oh my: House Dem drops F-bomb on Obama at caucus meeting on tax cuts

posted at 5:57 pm on December 9, 2010 by Allahpundit

I join with Ace in condemning this shocking example of extremist hatemongering incivility.

Seriously, though, look at it this way: If we had a parliamentary system, The One would be packing his bags by now.

The frustration with President Barack Obama over his tax cut compromise was palpable and even profane at Thursday’s House Democratic Caucus meeting.

One unidentified lawmaker went so far as to mutter “f— the president” while Rep. Shelley Berkley was defending the package the president negotiated with Republicans. Berkley confirmed the incident, although she declined to name the specific lawmaker…

Rep. Jerrold Nadler (N.Y.) was also overheard saying that “we can’t trust him” not to cave to Republicans and extend the tax cuts again in two years, according to a Democratic source.

Note to GOP oppo researchers: Kindly flag that last paragraph for use later on, because we all know that once Campaign 2012 starts rolling and the left decides that the GOP nominee is The New Hitler, they’ll clamor to insist that Obama really, truly, absolutely can be trusted to fight for tax hikes on the rich come 2013. In the meantime, since Drudge is fronting this story, we can expect another hundred dopey stories tomorrow about whether the left might conceivably muster a primary challenge to him after all. Answer: Nope, which was the same answer the last thousand times that question was posed, but let’s not let that deter a good news cycle. Don’t believe me? Well, check out who’s just thrown his hat in the ring for the Democratic nomination, replete with calls for a new 9/11 investigation. That’s how serious the “primary” movement is.

Here’s Rep. Jay Inslee, caught by CNN in the midst of a daydream about how the left’s caucus tantrum is somehow going to derail this deal. Hey, Jay? Even Barney Frank wants Pelosi to bring it to the floor. Presidential prestige is on the line here, and like it or not, much of the Democrats’ remaining prestige depends on Obama’s. Especially since they’re not going to do better than this deal with Boehner about to take over and they all know it. Exit question: How stressed is Obama right now? Dude, you don’t know the half of it.


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Dark-Star on December 10, 2010 at 9:47 AM

Did you even read your own links?

Good grief…

Inanemergencydial on December 10, 2010 at 10:07 AM

In this case, it’s good to be uninformed: I had to do a search to even know who “Mike Gavel” is or was…

WhattheheckisTHIS?!

If *that’s* what the Libertarian Party is about, then I’m sure Peewee Herman would make an excellent VP candidate to a Mike Gavel run.

Lourdes on December 10, 2010 at 10:48 AM

Well, check out (*)who’s just thrown his hat in the ring for the Democratic nomination, replete with calls for a new 9/11 investigation. That’s how serious the “primary” movement is.

(*)[Mike Gavel, nutter, Libertarian "President"]

So what you’re saying there is that Libertarians *are*, indeed, Democrats, then?

Lourdes on December 10, 2010 at 10:51 AM

At some point, you have to stand up straight and get a handle on your *issues*. But Poor Baby Barack, he’s still strugglin’ with the wants and needs of the cigs.

Get over it, Barack. After many months (so we’re told there), the chemicals have left your system so “dependency” can’t be used to rationalize returning to smoking. Obviously, Poor Baby Barack has *other issues* there with dependency or dependencies/compulsions.

Lourdes on December 10, 2010 at 10:55 AM

In this case, it’s good to be uninformed: I had to do a search to even know who “Mike Gavel” is or was…

When John Boehner becomes Speaker of the House, won’t he get a “mike” and a gavel?

Steve Z on December 10, 2010 at 11:41 AM

Is it a Luntz rule of focus groups that they all require at least one rude obnoxious black woman?

slickwillie2001 on December 9, 2010 at 11:04 PM

i think that is the 2nd focus group that miss blonde-black lady with a big mouth has been on.

ted c on December 10, 2010 at 11:51 AM

Thank you fine Canadian leftist!

Inanemergencydial on December 10, 2010 at 9:53 AM

You have me confused with Drywall.

But that’s okay. If you’re too lazy to spend five minutes on Google (instead demanding links spoon-fed to you), I wouldn’t imagine you can tell apart two different people who disagree with you.

Dark-Star on December 10, 2010 at 3:45 PM

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