Skip to comments.[READ!] HE PROMISED CHANGE IN WASHINGTON. THEN THE DEBT DEAL COLLAPSED. SO OBAMA CHANGED COURSE.
Posted on 03/19/2012 11:17:21 AM PDT by Lazamataz
What happened? Obama and his advisers have cast the collapse of the talks as a republican failure. Boehner, unable to deliver, stepped away from the deal, simple as that.
But interviews with most of the central players in those talks some ofwhomwere granted anonymity to speak about the secret negotiations as well as a review of meeting notes, e-mails and the negotiating proposals that changed hands, offer a more complicated picture of the collapse. Obama, nervous about how to defend the emerging agreement to his own democratic base, upped the ante in a way that made it more difficult for Boehner already facing long odds to sell it to his party. Eventually, the president tried to put the original framework back in play, but by then it was too late. The moment of making history had passed.
(Excerpt) Read more at thewashingtonpost.newspaperdirect.com ...
This URL looks like it will expire soon. I don't know if this article will be available elsewhere, but if it is, I will post the URL downthread.
Info ping. Credit Rush Limbaugh for bringing it to my attention. NYT article to follow on same topic.
This actually literally appears on the front page of the Washington Times Sunday edition, Mar 18, 2012, thusly why it is placed in Front Page sidebar.
This is the Random Act of Journalism that Rush commented on today
Yessir. I was very surprised we hadn't had it posted somewhere on FR!!
>> This URL looks like it will expire soon.
Read the firs page in the “e-replica” format, but it wants a login to read the rest. Bummer!
Front page is a real poke in Barky’s eye though. Considering the source it’s nothing short of astonishing.
Spin from Jay Carney in 5... 4... 3... 2... 1...
YUP! This is an amazing article. It shows Obama was directly responsible for the credit rating downgrade. Now, of course, this IS the Washington Post, so they weave in all sorts of 'noble Obama motives', none of which they could possibly know.... BUT.... the facts speak louder than the spin.
Share with everyone you know.
0bama’s “I can’t get any cooperation from the GOP” we knew was BS. This is just one (rather large and obscene) example.
Good move. This one is worth bookmarking. Get it quick, though, who knows how long the URL will be good, it seems like an application that displays all newspapers they publish... so.. the next newspaper may overwrite this one....
Yeah, this is a growing trend I've been noticing for several weeks now. I always scan FR while having my moring coffee, then follow that by listening to Rush. In the past, I'd always read the news stories on FR before Rush talked about them, but enjoyed hearing his commentary on these items anyway. Now it seems that I always hear big news (like this WAPO article) from Rush first, then his listeners pick it up and post it on FR.
I don't know what to attribute this too. Any ideas?
Any good ping lists that might be appropriate here?
Doesn’t matter. I’m just glad we have it.
Excellent. I wonder if WaPo understood how this would be perceived?
I tried snagging the text by printing to a PDF but it didn’t all come through. I don’t have an WaPo account but maybe someone who does could make sure a copy is kept somewhere.
Seems to me that either:
A) Obama lied and changed his mind later, killing the deal
B) This was a set-up from the get-go, and their entire goal was to lull the R’s into thinking they had a deal so in the end they could be left holding the empty bag.
Either way, if any of this is true it says Boehner/Cantor were more than willing to accept a tax increase as part of the deal, and that is just the kind of crap we don’t need.
But if the downgrade can truly be pinned on Obama, that won’t matter as this could be a game-changer.
Excellence, that was EXCELLENCE. Thank you.
As Rush is talking about now, this demonstrates that Boehner and McConnell were ready to accept tax increases, in spite of them saying publicly that they would not. I don’t think this will surprise a lot of FReepers, but I still think it’s a big effen deal [®Joe Biden]
Rush speculated that this might be a Clinton-style get-this-out-early so that you can scream “OLD NEWS” in October.
I “snagged” it. If anyone wants it, email me.