Skip to comments.Leader of Black Socialist Caucus Says Debt Deal Is a “A Sugar-Coated Satan Sandwich”
Posted on 07/31/2011 5:51:48 PM PDT by SanFranDan
This sounds like good news...The leader of the Black Socialist Caucus says the debt deal is a sugar-coated Satan sandwich. That must mean it is a much better deal than we had hoped for.
Rep. Emanuel Cleaver is the current leader of the Black Caucus (without black Republican members)
Roll Call reported:
President Barack Obamas rightward lurch to reach a $3 trillion deficit reduction deal with no guarantee of additional revenues had liberals fuming and Republicans all but declaring victory Sunday afternoon.
With time running out to reach an agreement to raise the debt ceiling before Tuesdays default deadline, Obama moved dramatically in the direction of the GOP, according to Senators and aides in both parties...
...Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, said early reports of the new deal appeared to be a sugar-coated Satan sandwich. The Missouri Democrat said the CBC hadnt yet made a formal declaration that the group would oppose it, but this is a shady bill.
This deal trades peoples livelihoods for the votes of a few unappeasable right-wing radicals, and I will not support it, ripped Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.), co-chairman of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, before House Democrats had even been briefed. The lesson today is that Republicans can hold their breath long enough to get what they want.
I thought Rep. Allen West was going to join the Black Caucus and teach them a thing or two.
Pot, meet kettle?
At least we can’t accuse polticians of fooling the people with their skillful oratory these days. Satan Sandwich? Sounds like a variation on the Dirty Sanchez. (NB: Do not google Dirty Sanchez.)
My money says that republican leaders are not being honest and we will find the tax increases AFTER it is passed..
“Missouri Democrat” AKA Pest, nothing more!
It’s not a sandwich. It’s a Twinkie.
I don’t know about all this finangling ....
kinda makes me think of “Oh please, please, whatever you do, don’t throw me in the briar patch”
DEFUND socialist collectives, foreign and domestic (especially “progressive” ones operating in Congress).
ESAD you POS socialist!
I agree. I must say, though, that “sugar-coated Satan sandwich” is one of the best zings I’ve heard in a long time.
Its too bad our side suffered from lack of sack. We had the ultimate bargaining chip. If nothing was passed the budget got balanced RIGHT NOW, not ten years from now. They could have sent over CCB and then taken a vacation.
IMHO, the Black Caucus, as with the NAACP, has long become an irrelevant joke. Radical extensions of a flawed social juctise agenda. =.=
BINGO! The Bush tax cuts expire in 2012 if nothing is done.
After his performance this past week, he’ll fit right in now.
The white members of the Dem caucus HAVE to support the black Dem president... LOL!
Want fries with yer sammitch?
If that's the lesson, I'll hold my breath a little longer...
Of course. The Bush tax cuts will expire at the end of 2012.Everyone is aware of this.Also the AMT will not be patched in 2012 making many middle class taxpayers’ taxes skyrocket.Everyone knew that too. Now if Boehner and the GOP want to make these into important issues the next year and a half they can.The Obama would have to run defending a general tax increase.
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