Dem rep: Obama told us if the tax deal doesn’t pass, it’s the end of his presidency

posted at 7:25 pm on December 15, 2010 by Allahpundit

Alternate headline: “Blogger now opposes tax deal.”

Seriously, though: Is this true or a clever lie by DeFazio?

“The White House is putting on tremendous pressure, making phone calls, the president is making phone calls saying this is the end of his presidency if he doesn’t get this bad deal,” he told CNN’s Eliot Spitzer.

Obama’s push shows that the president is going to the mat in order to push through Congress the compromise brokered with Republicans.

During the end of the healthcare debate, Obama reportedly told Democrats upset that the bill did not contain a public healthcare option that not passing it could put his presidency on the line and stall the liberal agenda for decades.

Remember, DeFazio’s one of the leaders of the liberal revolt in the House against the deal. Let’s say he looked at the whip count and concluded that there aren’t enough progressive no votes to stop the bill — provided that most Republicans, a few tea-party stalwarts notwithstanding, continue to support it. He may figure that instead of trying to persuade his own side to block it, he’s better off at this point trying to give Republicans a reason to bug out. But what could he, as a liberal, say that would captivate the conservative imagination and kick up a sudden groundswell against the deal? Answer: This, my friends. This.

The only problem with my fiendishly clever theory? As noted in the excerpt, The One has a history of crying to recalcitrant Democrats about his presidency failing, so yeah, he probably really is telling them this. And he’s not entirely wrong, given that as president he’ll take most of the blame from the public if the tax hike goes into effect on January 1. What’s a conscientious Republican who’s worried about the economy to do? Should we … follow the Chris Christie example? Exit quotation:

“Governor Christie supports President Obama and Congressional Republicans’ compromise which ensures that during this difficult economic time no American is subject to a tax increase on January 1st,” Christie spokeswoman Maria Comella told NewsCore in a statement.

“However, if Nancy Pelosi and other Democratic lawmakers use this opportunity to insert additional, out of control spending measures, Governor Christie will oppose any bill amended in that way,” it continued.


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Don’t promise something you won’t deliver, jerk.

Inanemergencydial on December 15, 2010 at 7:27 PM

Best reason I have heard not to pass it to date!

400lb Gorilla on December 15, 2010 at 7:28 PM

So of course Republicans are all for it. When are you folks gonna get tired of being betrayed by Republicans?

I’m going rogue, and by rogue I mean Libertarian.

shawk on December 15, 2010 at 7:29 PM

Is this true or a clever lie by DeFazio?

DeFazio is a principled Oregon opprotunist.

He’ll buckle.

portlandon on December 15, 2010 at 7:29 PM

“You lie.”

Y-not on December 15, 2010 at 7:29 PM

Well this is a dilly of a pickle I tell ya!

capejasmine on December 15, 2010 at 7:30 PM

the DOTUS plan…………..

…..hit the gas on the Progressive driven car that is America……..stop heading for the cliff at 80 mph….let’s hit 120……”GO BABY OFF THE CLIFF

PappyD61 on December 15, 2010 at 7:30 PM

“Governor Christie supports President Obama and Congressional Republicans’ compromise which ensures that during this difficult economic time no American is subject to a tax increase on January 1st,” Christie spokeswoman Maria Comella told NewsCore in a statement.

“However, if Nancy Pelosi and other Democratic lawmakers use this opportunity to insert additional, out of control spending measures, Governor Christie will oppose any bill amended in that way,” it continued.

Christie’s Non Answer is classic. I support it, unless its unsupportable.

portlandon on December 15, 2010 at 7:31 PM

I was on the fence, but now hearing this…

halfastro on December 15, 2010 at 7:31 PM

No doubt he’s telling Senate Dems if START doesn’t pass, it’s the end, too.

Wethal on December 15, 2010 at 7:32 PM

Dude, your presidency was over on the 2nd of last month.

greggriffith on December 15, 2010 at 7:32 PM

Dem rep: Obama told us if the tax deal doesn’t pass, it’s the end of his presidency

Expect to hear this meme repeated for the next two years.

Kini on December 15, 2010 at 7:33 PM

Dem rep: Obama told us if the tax deal doesn’t pass, it’s the end of his presidency

Why would Democrats do this to the First Black President?

Are the Democrats going to deny Obama, because he has a funny name?

portlandon on December 15, 2010 at 7:34 PM

I’m going rogue, and by rogue I mean Libertarian.

shawk on December 15, 2010 at 7:29 PM

shawk, they’re no better. I was a Libertarian for one election cycle, and they’re as dysfunctional as the Dems/Repubs. I’m now an Independent.

mossberg500 on December 15, 2010 at 7:35 PM

Kill the Bill

Knucklehead on December 15, 2010 at 7:35 PM

He is thinking of two years of lost links time

Limerick on December 15, 2010 at 7:35 PM

clever CYA by DeFazio, means he is voting for it

runner on December 15, 2010 at 7:38 PM

So much for “No Drama”. . .

Wind Rider on December 15, 2010 at 7:40 PM

runner on December 15, 2010 at 7:38 PM

This…

d1carter on December 15, 2010 at 7:40 PM

If you don’t like me it’s the end of my Presidency !

2012 can’t come fast enough.

Sandybourne on December 15, 2010 at 7:41 PM

IT’S ALL ABOUT ME, SUCKAS!

Cicero43 on December 15, 2010 at 7:41 PM

I’m suddenly hopeful for a change.

SouthernGent on December 15, 2010 at 7:42 PM

Why would Democrats do this to the First Black President?
portlandon on December 15, 2010 at 7:34 PM

Wait, isn’t Clinton the first black president?
I am confizzled.

upinak on December 15, 2010 at 7:42 PM

shawk, they’re no better. I was a Libertarian for one election cycle, and they’re as dysfunctional as the Dems/Repubs. I’m now an Independent.

mossberg500 on December 15, 2010 at 7:35 PM

I believe in limited gov’t. Period. “Independents” are a nebulous cloud of wishy-washy sheep; people who support Mike Bloomberg and McCain and Leiberman. Libertarians, ineffective in the past or not, believe in LIMITED GOVERNMENT. If former Republicrats start to catch on to that we could actually have two meaningful parties in America: Statists (Democrats) and Limited-gov’t proponents (Libertarians). Republicans can’t decide which they are. Hence, the emergence of the Tea Party.

shawk on December 15, 2010 at 7:42 PM

Oh noes. The end of his presidency? Whatever shall we do for two years without zero? You think he’s lying? Naaaah–he really means it–he’ll just quit, not that we’ll notice any difference.

dragondrop on December 15, 2010 at 7:43 PM

fingers crossed

Branch Rickey on December 15, 2010 at 7:44 PM

isn’t this what he said to some other dem rep before the Obamacare bill was aborted birthed?

ted c on December 15, 2010 at 7:44 PM

Ah, the Oral Roberts ploy…very old school.

Asher on December 15, 2010 at 7:45 PM

end of his presidency? What if he just tags Billy Jeff in the few minutes before the vote, then if it goes down, it was really on Billy Jeff’s watch then wasn’t it? I mean, a guy’s gotsta party don’t he?//

ted c on December 15, 2010 at 7:45 PM

Wait, isn’t Clinton the first black president?

that reminds me, didn’t baracky outsource the presidency to bill a few days ago ?

runner on December 15, 2010 at 7:46 PM

so, it just sets up the racism argument that “any vote against the bill” is a vote against the “first black president.” It certainly couldn’t have anything to do with all of the other “sweeteners” that have been ladled onto this dish, now could it?

ted c on December 15, 2010 at 7:47 PM

As mammoth as Chris Christie is (apologies to Tingles McDroolfart at MSLSD), he’s become very transparent. He throws the easy red meat to the right and the non-comatose middle on union corruption. Low hanging fruit. What could be easier. But on every other issue of import, he’s a stone cold impassive moderate. He was holier than thou on the GZ hamasque; he will not stand up for states’ rights, leaving Frankenbama and Holder to eat Arizona; and has not joined the majority in fighting unconstitutional mandates in the “healthcare” bill. Have to go with Matthews on this one–Chris Christie is an effing cowardly RINO. He has no conservative reflexes. Let’s stop pretending. He’s starting to make McCain look good.

Western_Civ on December 15, 2010 at 7:47 PM

Hope for Change

Schadenfreude on December 15, 2010 at 7:48 PM

that reminds me, didn’t baracky outsource the presidency to bill a few days ago ?

runner on December 15, 2010 at 7:46 PM

Bingo!

upinak on December 15, 2010 at 7:48 PM

shawk on December 15, 2010 at 7:42 PM

Not all Independents are wishy washy. I make it very clear concerning who I like and do not.

upinak on December 15, 2010 at 7:50 PM

This all sounds so familiar.

A telling episode recounted by Senate Finance ranking member Charles Grassley reveals the Obama administration might be more worried than they are letting on that a Republican senator’s comparison of the healthcare overhaul to Waterloo might be dangerously close to the truth.

Grassley said he spoke with a Democratic House member last week who shared Obama’s bleak reaction during a private meeting to reports that some factions of House Democrats were lining up to stall or even take down the overhaul unless leaders made major changes.

“Let’s just lay everything on the table,” Grassley said. “A Democrat congressman last week told me after a conversation with the president that the president had trouble in the House of Representatives, and it wasn’t going to pass if there weren’t some changes made … and the president says, ‘You’re going to destroy my presidency.‘ “

JammieWearingFool on December 15, 2010 at 7:50 PM

Giggles ‘presidency’ ended the moment he had to bring in a stunt President at the presser explaining his extension of the dreaded Boosh tax cuts.

DeweyWins on December 15, 2010 at 7:51 PM

JammieWearingFool on December 15, 2010 at 7:50 PM

yeah buddy. that’s what I was referring to. thx.

ted c on December 15, 2010 at 7:51 PM

Any President that uses the ‘my Presidency is in trouble’, IS in trouble. The man is in over his head and trying to get sympathy to get something done with his name on it that will not cause voters to expectorate.

He has had it very, very, very easy not having to get his hands dirty with any legislation until now… Reid, Pelosi and all the Leftist groups that have ginned up pre-made legislation are not going to be a life-line any more and Obama is scrambling hard to look competent.

And failing.

No need for Deffy to lie… we have heard this tune coming up the last few weeks and expect to hear it a lot more for the next two years. If the Obama doesn’t have a breakdown, first.

ajacksonian on December 15, 2010 at 7:51 PM

PappyD61 on December 15, 2010 at 7:30 PM

haha. 0bama and Pelosi are Thelma and Louise.

pappy on December 15, 2010 at 7:52 PM

When DOESN’T this one-note pony say that?

sulla on December 15, 2010 at 7:57 PM

Just draw a line in the sand.

Nothing passes in the lame duck session!

The purpose of the 20th amendment was to end lame duck sessions.

New Rules:

1. If congress goes into session between the election and the date new congressmen get sworn in, no congressman who is not returning to office shall be seated.
2. All newly elected congressmen shall be sworn in.
3. Only matters not known prior to the election can be considered in such a session.
4. Any legislation passed by such a congress must be ratified by the new congress.
5. If ratification fails, the legislation shall be null and void.
6. If ratification fails the leaders of the majority party that call for the session shall be publicly executed.

There, that should fix it.

The Rock on December 15, 2010 at 7:57 PM

he shoulda said, “my presidency is already in trouble enough and the failure of this bill ain’t going to help matters any.”

ted c on December 15, 2010 at 7:58 PM

shawk, in 2008 they nominated Bob Barr on their presidential ticket. Make sure you sign up for the online newletter.

mossberg500 on December 15, 2010 at 7:59 PM

Filibuster…If the only self-acknowledged Socialist in Congress can get up and talk all day, so can a dem and a republican or 3…

Gohawgs on December 15, 2010 at 7:59 PM

Biden is looking better by the minute.

trigon on December 15, 2010 at 8:00 PM

shawk, in 2008 they nominated Bob Barr on their presidential ticket. Make sure you sign up for the online newletter.

mossberg500 on December 15, 2010 at 7:59 PM

Will do, but I don’t see your point. Bob Barr is worse than McCain? Maybe one day they’ll chose Rand Paul. Or Marco Rubio. Or Jon Bolton. Who knows. I just know where my principles stand. The gov’t needs to be handcuffed in order to insure the inherent liberty of individuals like you and me.

shawk on December 15, 2010 at 8:04 PM

The only problem with my fiendishly clever theory? As noted in the excerpt, The One has a history of crying to recalcitrant Democrats about his presidency failing, so yeah, he probably really is telling them this. And he’s not entirely wrong, given that as president he’ll take most of the blame from the public if the tax hike goes into effect on January 1.

I am not so sure about this. Why would Obama get blamed, he is not in the Congress, and if enough Republicans give him cover by voting against it, he might actually be able to blame them. Tonight on Special Report Charles Krauthammer said that the tax cut religionists were wrong on this and that Obama would not dare veto a new bill in Jan…why wouldn’t he? Why wouldn’t Harry Reid do everything he could to complicate things too? After all, if conservatives can vote against a tax cut deal now, why wouldn’t Obama veto one a month from now?

I think they should vote for this thing and then come back and take out the pork later. That way at least we know the tax cuts go through…to do anything else would be irresponsible. I don’t care what talking heads like Limbaugh and Krauthammer might say, after all they don’t have to deal with the real life fallout of tax increases in this economy.

Terrye on December 15, 2010 at 8:07 PM

Maybe one day they’ll chose Rand Paul.
shawk on December 15, 2010 at 8:04 PM

How about waiting and seeing how he acts now in the position elected. I can’t stand his Father… I will give Rand a small chance, even with his love of earmarks it seems.

As for Bolton… he is probably going to be the dark horse.

upinak on December 15, 2010 at 8:08 PM

Let the stupid progressives lard up the bill, then kill it. They can always come back in January and pass it retroactively.

And the progressives end up with squat.

GarandFan on December 15, 2010 at 8:10 PM

Ah, the Oral Roberts ploy…very old school.

Asher on December 15, 2010 at 7:45 PM

Good one.

Kenosha Kid on December 15, 2010 at 8:10 PM

Will do, but I don’t see your point. Bob Barr is worse than McCain?

That’s why I said they were just as dysfunctional as the Dems/Repubs.

mossberg500 on December 15, 2010 at 8:16 PM

I can’t stand his Father…

upinak on December 15, 2010 at 8:08 PM

Sounds like a personal problem. Some of us are impressionable and easily swayed by MSM memes. However, Rand Paul’s father is a Constitutionalist who, like the Founders, believes in limited gov’t. I find not a shred of STATISM in his philosophy and believe his son has the same principles.

shawk on December 15, 2010 at 8:17 PM

Ah, the Oral Roberts ploy…very old school.

Asher on December 15, 2010 at 7:45 PM

Har! Oh, spot on.

Inkblots on December 15, 2010 at 8:17 PM

Behold the awesome power of a fully armed and operational Legacy Hunt!

Dwarfs a simple Imperial Battle Station…

karl9000 on December 15, 2010 at 8:19 PM

Obama said something similar during the healthcare fiasco. Yawn. Come up with some new material, Bambi…

joejm65 on December 15, 2010 at 8:21 PM

The Rock on December 15, 2010 at 7:57 PM

The lame duck session is nothing more than a way for them to evade the voters by postponing the votes until after the election.

Abolish lame duck sessions.

pedestrian on December 15, 2010 at 8:22 PM

However, Rand Paul’s father is a Constitutionalist who, like the Founders, believes in limited gov’t. I find not a shred of STATISM in his philosophy and believe his son has the same principles.

shawk on December 15, 2010 at 8:17 PM

Except that Ron Paul is forky pork lover.

TheAlamos on December 15, 2010 at 8:26 PM

Except that Ron Paul is forky pork lover.

TheAlamos on December 15, 2010 at 8:26 PM

The 800 lb gorilla in the Pauline world.

darwin-t on December 15, 2010 at 8:28 PM

They’ll never get the pork outta this pig. It ain’t going to happen. Irrespective of whether the bill is passed now, or if the Republican controlled Congress amends and advances it next year, most of the pork will remain or it won’t pass in the Senate and/or Barry won’t sign it. Sure, Barry doesn’t want to look bad, but he’ll eventually cave to the pressure from the left to bring home the bacon.

If the bill doesn’t pass now, Barry will spin-shift the blame to those unAmerican hold-outs on both sides of the aisle. Then, when the 112th Congress passes a bill without the porkchops, Scary Harry and the Senate Dims won’t pass it, which will shield Barry from blame once again. It all just seems like a lose-lose to me, because with compromise, there are no winners.

anXdem on December 15, 2010 at 8:30 PM

Except that Ron Paul is forky pork lover.

TheAlamos on December 15, 2010 at 8:26 PM

This comment contributes zero the discussion. Next time, just say, “Dude, where’s my car?”

shawk on December 15, 2010 at 8:35 PM

Apparently “fly- ing fire- truck” is a bad term here. I wasn’t allowed to post those precise terms without a hyphen when I indicated that I don’t care about partisan politics, the concern is fiscal sanity and the health of the economy and nation.

obladioblada on December 15, 2010 at 8:53 PM

Pass don’t Pass the Progressives have crippled the Democrat Party. Obama’s going to be limping into 2012.

The bigger problem is the big spending RINOS trying shove a 1.2 Trillion Budget through. Like no one was going to notice.

Dr Evil on December 15, 2010 at 8:54 PM

It seems to me there is no way that even if the tax plan – “keep the rates the same” bill passes it is too late to not affect paychecks for a month or more. Rate schedules are already programmed in computers using current law. Current law says the rates expire.

That being the case, why won’t the GOP do there best to defeat it now, and then vote in what they want in the new session in 2011. The withholding rates are already going to be screwed up for some time.

Dasher on December 15, 2010 at 8:56 PM

Wait a minute, are those Liberal Progressive House Democrats fighting the tax extension deal because they are racist?

bbh on December 15, 2010 at 8:59 PM

Dem rep: Obama told us if the tax deal doesn’t pass, it’s the end of his presidency

Reply: F*ck the president.

dont taze me bro on December 15, 2010 at 9:04 PM

I don’t see why the Republicans just don’t torpedo this and wait to get a good bill in January. Then they could always say that Obama raised taxes on the middle class.

Mojave Mark on December 15, 2010 at 9:05 PM

Deja Vu he said the same thing about his Healthcare Bill!!!!

xler8bmw on December 15, 2010 at 9:05 PM

Hopey has already smacked into the HealthCare Iceberg,
and the Titanic II is on schedule for the so-called tax
cut Iceberg!!

Lame Fence Duck Turtle is till DOOMED!!

canopfor on December 15, 2010 at 9:13 PM

Dem rep: Obama told us if the tax deal doesn’t pass, it’s the end of his presidency

Perfect. A win-win. ✪

TXUS on December 15, 2010 at 9:23 PM

the president is making phone calls saying this is the end of his presidency if he doesn’t get this bad deal,” he told CNN’s Eliot Spitzer.

I thought that’s what he really wanted. OUT.

ProudPalinFan on December 15, 2010 at 10:02 PM

I’m going rogue, and by rogue I mean Libertarian.

shawk on December 15, 2010 at 7:29 PM

I’m going rogue, rogue with Sarah!

Filibuster…If the only self-acknowledged Socialist in Congress can get up and talk all day, so can a dem and a republican or 3…

Gohawgs on December 15, 2010 at 7:59 PM

This! Fight you cowards!

Fight or we will replace you with women who seem to have the Cajones you Neutered whimps never developed!

Fight you cowards or be gone!

dhunter on December 15, 2010 at 10:04 PM

I’m more worried about the Omnibus ripoff.
This tax scam is bad and has been handled terribly by the emotionally crippled Boehner, a man not emotionally fit to lead a third grade parade let alone be third in line to the Presidency, but

The Omnibus bill is pure evil, loaded up with environmental wacko job killer enviro terrorist wish list business killers as bad as the drill ban.

Kill THe bill!

dhunter on December 15, 2010 at 10:10 PM

Dude! I was pretty OK with it, but count me in with the Rush Limbaugh “I Hope It Fails” Camp now!

Besides, Rush is right anyway. It’s better for us to block it and then enact our own solution after Jan. 1, retroactively. That way we look like the cavalry riding in to save the day and Obama and his winged monkeys look like the jackholes they all are. It’s not really fair to be passing major legislation at this point anyway; half these people aren’t even going to be there four weeks from now. Why should they have ANY influence over our lives for the next two years?

NoLeftTurn on December 15, 2010 at 10:14 PM

Whatever happens, don’t let Nancy Pelosi have a meeting with both Obama and Biden in the same room. We might have dual, fatal accidents.

michaelo on December 15, 2010 at 10:17 PM

shawk, in 2008 they nominated Bob Barr on their presidential ticket. Make sure you sign up for the online newletter.

mossberg500 on December 15, 2010 at 7:59 PM

..how’d that work out for them?

The War Planner on December 15, 2010 at 10:26 PM

Mostly on-topic, Charles Krauthammer was on with Bret Baier tonight and explained in full his scathing criticism of the tax bill, which makes him even more awesomely conservative than previously thought possible.

His beef is that it contains $400 billion in new stimulus spending, not that there is a “tax cut” in the legislation. He is ripping the GOP for caving in on the spending side just weeks after the election, which is pretty much what everyone here except for Chamberlain is doing.

Back to your regular programming.

Jaibones on December 15, 2010 at 10:34 PM

I liked the part about unemployment. I can find a way to pay for that if Republicans insist on it. Really, then why don’t you just include that as part of the bill. I guarantee you that all Republicans will allow you to change the bill by actually identifying how a part of it will be paid for. Go ahead I dare ya.

New Patriot on December 15, 2010 at 10:34 PM

the president is making phone calls saying this is the end of his presidency if he doesn’t get this bad deal,” he told CNN’s Eliot Spitzer.

And he was right. That’s why there was no chance he and the dems were going to allow the tax rate to go up. But you can’t tell our side anything. They’d rather play politics instead of doing what’s right.

xblade on December 15, 2010 at 10:48 PM

Don’t promise something you won’t deliver, jerk.

Inanemergencydial on December 15, 2010 at 7:27 PM

It’s going to be sweet when Mr. So-Called Constitutional Expert has his primary objective declared non-Constitutional by the Supreme Court.

Lourdes on December 15, 2010 at 10:54 PM

I am not so sure about this. Why would Obama get blamed, he is not in the Congress

You don’t understand why the guy who was president at the time taxes go up would get the blame for the tax increase? Really?

xblade on December 15, 2010 at 10:55 PM

Obama said something similar during the healthcare fiasco. Yawn. Come up with some new material, Bambi…

joejm65 on December 15, 2010 at 8:21 PM

Yes, he really *is* a drama queen, isn’t he?

Lourdes on December 15, 2010 at 10:57 PM

Dem rep: Obama told us if the tax deal doesn’t pass, it’s the end of his presidency

So kill it already!

steveegg on December 15, 2010 at 11:25 PM

Reason enough to kill it

wiseprince on December 15, 2010 at 11:54 PM

Kill the crappy bill. PLEASE

antisocial on December 16, 2010 at 12:22 AM

One of these days, that Dem about to lose his seat thanks to O, is going to say…yeah, so let’s kill it before it kills me.

PattyJ on December 16, 2010 at 1:10 AM

and the loss of personal liberty continues.…… the country crumbles…. as our dear dumber than a stump leaders fail to realize…. that for a consumer economy to work …. ya not only have to have consumers consume’n…… but they gotta be consume’n shit that they make……. pump’n ungodly sums of money into an economy that turns right around and sends the cash off to china…. is a lose’n proposition….. but hey… what do I know…. I didn’t get my economics degree from Harrrrrrvard……. and my Cracker Jack box didn’t contain a Nobel

roflmao

donabernathy on December 16, 2010 at 3:02 AM

It makes me sad, all this millions being spent, and I am doing volunteer work here in Florida to round up and deliver toys and food to families who have adults out of work and not receiving any benefits.

As a Marine Pfc. back in the day, we could always fight our way out of a tough spot — now it is my own government who oppresses and discards us like a piece of dung.

I look for Command leadership and think I have found some via the Tea Party and we win a battle, and damn if the mf’ers in Washington don’t continue on with business as usual. Everyone of them sob’s in office/power are traitors in my opinion because they are setting us – America – to fail financially in the near future.

It is not a merry Christmas for me.

jarhead0311 on December 16, 2010 at 5:51 AM

Are the Democrats going to deny Obama, because he has a funny name?

portlandon on December 15, 2010 at 7:34 PM

It’s not just his funny name. They also don’t like the fact that he looks different from all the other presidents on the dollar bills. And they’re suspicious about his claims that he was born in Hawaii.

AZCoyote on December 16, 2010 at 6:01 AM

This poor sick, mentally disturbed Republic is going down the sewer at warp speed and it appears to be beyond help. The people spoke loudly during the last election but the politicians continue to ignore them . . . what’s next?

rplat on December 16, 2010 at 6:04 AM

it’s the end of his presidency

oh please oh please oh please

cmsinaz on December 16, 2010 at 7:18 AM

rplat on December 16,
“*The people spoke loudly during the last election but the politicians continue to ignore them . . . what’s next?

Pitchforks, tar & feathers a ride out of town on a rail :)
.

philly_PA on December 16, 2010 at 7:29 AM

Dem rep: Obama told us if the tax deal doesn’t pass, it’s the end of his presidency

Obama is a pathologic liar.

percysunshine on December 16, 2010 at 7:35 AM

I wonder if the Democrats who lost their reelection bids give a flying flip if Obama he is reelected.

Cindy Munford on December 16, 2010 at 8:42 AM

jarhead, welcome to the party pal.
I knew this 2 years ago, even then it was already waaayyy too late. To fix this thing now, will require a great deal of bloodshed. Because the crooks and the moochers are NOT going to go peacefully.

Frankly this guy disturbs me. If he wants to be dictator, he sure doesn’t move like one. He moves like a guy being manipulated to control the markets instead. But why? The poor are being setup to attack the middle class, because I don’t think the poor are going to toddle off to my local richie richs mansion and take their stuff. They are going to head to middle ‘burbs.

Unless we(conservatives) get a leader soon and very soon, and the other side backs down, there is not going to be a peacable solution.

But sir, thank you for serving, and thank you for helping those in need. God Bless the US Marines everywhere.
And have a Merry Christmas.

orbitalair on December 16, 2010 at 8:46 AM

DeFazio’s lips are moving so he must be lying. However, what is there in this bill that our dear leader wants to see passed? Since I’m sure very few have read it, we will have to wait for its passage to find out.

Kissmygrits on December 16, 2010 at 8:47 AM

The best line I’ve heard regarding the Budget Bill is:

“How does preventing an increase in taxes become a tax cut?”

This appears to be the Demoncrates practicing ‘New Math’ which does not include zero or negative numerology.

MSGTAS on December 16, 2010 at 9:44 AM

The boy who cried wolf, writ large. This guy’s Presidency is always about to fail unless ____. This crap started with the TARP legislation in 2008 and has popped up at regular intervals since then.

If these people are incapable of surviving legislative setbacks, then perhaps they ought not be there in the first place. But, of course, 52% of voters in ’08 had to get their “I’m open-minded and helped elect a black man to the Presidency” item checked off their “things that make me superior to lesser thinkers” list.

ya2daup on December 16, 2010 at 9:59 AM

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