Skip to comments.WH 'surprised' GOP laughed at Geithner offer
Posted on 11/30/2012 9:30:23 AM PST by Nachum
President Obamas spokesman said he was surprised that Republicans laughed at a proposal from Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner that would raise taxes by $1.6 trillion, increase spending, and give the president unilateral control over the debt ceiling.
I was surprised they [the Republicans] were surprised, White House Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest told reporters today during the press gaggle when asked about the proposal Geithner made in a meeting with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. There is no reason for anybody to be surprised.
Geithner foreshadowed this proposal with comments made to Bloomberg TV last week. It would have been time a long time ago to eliminate it, he said.
McConnell said Obama ought to be embarrassed about the proposal. [H]ere we are witnessing the President running around the country thinking the campaign is not over yet, he told Hugh Hewitt. And theyre presenting laughable suggestions from the Secretary of the Treasury . . . Its a serious blow to his credibility.
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Don't you mean, "surprised?" Are you surprised the WH is surprised?
Is “Surprised” the Obama 2.0 version of “Unexpected”?
I still expect that the GOP will wimp out again, but notice something. The Leftists in the Senate and White House are getting a bit arrogant.
Arrogance equals temporary.
” . Its a serious blow to his credibility.”
It worked like a charm during the first 4 years ...
So why would he do anything different? It worked!!! Change requires not simply words but true intentions. If we buy lies then we will get lots of them coming our way.
If you fool me once, shame on you ... if you fool me twice or a dozen or multiple times shame on me!!!
Eddie: You surprised to see us, Clark?
Clark: Surprised Eddie?... If I woke up tomorrow with my head sewn to the carpet, I wouldn't be more surprised than I am now.
I hadn’t heard about them wanting to give the President unilateral control of the debt ceiling.
Another unconstitutional dictator - like power grab from the Stalinist wanna be.
Obama is communist scum.
I am definitely surprised. Shockingly surprised.
Must have been some of that “nervous” laughter the shrinks mention now an then....but then again, maybe they’ve been reading Alinsky...he always said the enemy cannot stand being laughed at!!!!!
"That jug-eared fool smoked pot in college, bows to foreign dictators, and let four American diplomats die in Libya because he was afraid of getting a bad headline you're going to listen his fiscal cliff plan? Don't make me laugh!" (I copied this from another Freeper)
He was not laughing.
(he he he)
(ha haw hee hee)
I meant the vast majority of Democrats are actually fiscally CONSERVATIVE.
I could never be a senator.
I’d counter offer by climbing up on the table, dropping my drawers and leaving a steaming pile right in from of Turbo Tax Timmy.
What they will do is surrender in late December.
All hail King Obama, our beloved dictator. /s/
I laugh every time I look at Geithner...he’s a buffoon.
Of course part of the problem here is that Obama lacks any sense of shame whatsoever.
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