DrewM. is on a roll at AoSHQ is on a roll today. He has a post on Obama's presser today that has me roaring mad. I'm still wondering why Boehner even bothered to work with the pathetic puke occupying the White House. Obama manages to be even more disgusting than he was during the last campaign. As Drew mentions, "He tied his tax proposals to the deaths of 20 innocent children" [emphasis mine]:
It is a deal that can get done, but it is not going to be -- it cannot be done if every side wants 100 percent. And part of what voters were looking for is some compromise up here. That’s what -- that’s what folks want.
They understand that they’re not going to get 100 percent of what they want. And for some reason, that message has not yet taken up on Capitol Hill. And when you think about what we’ve gone through over the last couple of months -- a devastating hurricane, and now one of the worst tragedies in our memory, the country deserves folks to be willing to compromise on behalf of the greater good and not tangle themselves up in a whole bunch of ideological positions that don’t make much sense.
I'll wager none of the
Obama propagandists White House Press Corps called out Obama for this outrageous statement; even Jake Tapper, who did ask a fairly tough question to Obama about Newtown, of which Obama took "offense", didn't seem to hit Obama for the sentence I highlighted.
But it gets better. Quoting Drew again, "Obama says Boehner's Plan B is a non-starter because raising taxes on millionaires is really a tax cut for them and a tax hike on the middle class" [emphasis mine]:
The speaker is now proposing what he calls Plan B. So he says, “Well, this would raise taxes only on folks making $1 million or more.” What that means is, an average of a $50,000 tax break for every millionaire out there. At the same time as we’re not providing unemployment insurance for 2 million people who are still out there looking for work. It actually means a tax increase for millions of working families across the country, at the same time as folks like me would be getting a tax break.
Bless his heart, how does Boehner think he can negotiate with a jerk who says such things? Think about it; Boehner is debating a corrupt and indecent incompetent in Obama who is not only allowed a pass when he says a tax rate increase is somehow a tax cut but who also gets a pass when he exploits murdered children to hike taxes on "the rich".
Boehner has to take the only three steps available to him since the election. He needs to get the GOP to draft a bill that permanently cuts the regular federal income tax rates for everyone but the top level (a real middle class tax cut the GOP can own), get it passed there, then have the House set to have pro forma sessions until this Congress is over, daring Reid to not pass it in the Senate and daring Obama not to sign it if the Senate does pass it. That's it.
It's time the GOP and conservatives accept that there is no negotiating with the indecent and corrupt Obama on his terms, on his ground. The only way a jerk like Obama will respect those he tries to bully is if he is shown real strength. If Boehner and the GOP don't do this, then forget the debt ceiling fight; America would have already lost.
Cross-posted at Scipio the Metalcon.