Skip to comments.Obama: More Peas for You!
Posted on 12/03/2012 4:34:35 AM PST by Kaslin
Its been a year and half since the GOP and Democrats hammered out an agreement that raised the debt ceiling and put us on the lip of a fiscal cliff, threatening mutually assured destruction if a budget deal wasnt worked out before January 2013.
It made sense for all sides at the time.
The GOP figured there was a good shot that Obama wasnt going to be reelected. The Democrats figured there was a good chance shot Obama wasnt going to be reelected. And Obama was content to do what he did best: run a campaign on TV, eat his peas on vacation and hold his breath with Congress- all while stamping his feet.
"That is not an acceptable approach," the president said at a press conference in July of 2011.
Back then the crisis de jour was called the debt ceiling.
Politicians from both sides of the aisle faced the political abyss if they couldnt find a way out, and they knew it. Thats why this time around they have cleverly renamed the crisis the fiscal cliff. They are hoping to scare the civilians into thinking its some sort of natural disaster rather than the artificial disaster that has been created by politicians.
"So we might as well do it now, said the prez back in July. Pull off the bandaid. Eat our peas. Now is the time to do it. If not now, when?"
Or why not in the in the 16 months since he made that statement? Why not November 8th? Maybe, um why not now? Or wait: how about now? Or now?
Oh, yeah, heres why not now: Nothing has changed since July, 2011 except perhaps the president is starting to turn a little blue.
The political landscape is pretty much the same since the last time no one wanted to vote on an Obama budget proposal. But one thing that will change for certain is that Obama wont win reelection in 2014 or 2016.
Obama won his swan-song reelection campaign in November with about 7 million fewer votes than in he did in winning the first time in 2008. Yet he still pretends that the election is a mandate, showing up at congress holding his breath and stomping his feet, puking his peas.
And while he may feel that the people are with him on the make-the-rich-pay gambit, itll be very interesting to see if can get the members of congress from his own party to go along with him- the people who will ultimately have to approve the latest political prescription from Doctor Obama.
Because thats something the president has missed since ramming through Obamacare.
And its the reason why Republicans dont have to reach a deal
If Democrats want tax increases, then let them get the increases legitimately- with a majority in the House- not with the GOP acting as a ways and means committee for Jack Ass, the Party.
You see, only a jack ass would raise taxes and grow government in an environment like this, as the Democrats are proposing and as most Americans already know.
Or are the Democrats really proposing it?
If Obamas budget deal was such a great idea politically, Democrats would have voted for it the first time around. Or even the second. Or perhaps the third time.
Despite the brave rhetoric about Obamas budget coming from the left side of the aisle, the proposal is neither new, nor popular with Democrats. Last year, Harry Reid, the Democrat version of Senator Palpatine, spent more time blocking a vote on the floor of the Senate for this proposal than he did at his official residence, 2nd Floor Penthouse, Ritz Carlton Hotel, 1150 22nd St NW, Washington, DC 20037.
Because raising taxes is the surest way of losing seats in the House and, outside of Massachusetts, in the Senate as well.
You see, its time now for the mid-term election cycle to get under way; the cycle where the president has nothing left to lose, except for a few members of congress.
Oh, you thought we were done with all that?
Yeah, so did Obama.
But now that the president is effectively off the board, its only just begun.
The money Reid pays for the penthouse suite is tax deductible. Or should I say the money that Reid “steals”.
If there was one “man” or a “strong woman” in congress he or she would introduce one single bill to cut all of congress’ “working expense” deductions.
“If Democrats want tax increases, then let them get the increases legitimately- with a majority in the House- not with the GOP acting as a ways and means committee for Jack Ass, the Party.”
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.