Saying that Republican opponents should "take me out of it," President Barack Obama appealed Wednesday for compromise on the "fiscal cliff," urging GOP House members to put aside personal and political concerns after a week marked by the Newtown shooting tragedy and continued bickering over the nation´s deficit woes. Acknowledging that his most vehement foes live in conservative districts with little political "incentive" to back the Democratic president, Obama blamed Republican rank-and-file for personalizing the politics of possible deficit reduction plans.
Take me out of it? How about just compromising--meeting in the middle--Obama? That would take YOU out of it. The miserable SOB we call president can just go to himself things that are not considered medically or physically possible, if you catch my drift! :-)
If Zippy didn´t want to be ´in it´ then he should not have run for reelection. Presidents (up to now at least) have always understood that they are on call and in it 24/7/365. Time for ValJar to tuck him in for the night, I guess.
Obama, yesterday, said that he was seeking "compromise". I sincerely wish one of the media would have asked Obama, "What do you intend to compromise? You´re asking Republicans to compromise one of their key platform principles (lower taxes). What, precisely, are you going to compromise?"
Whenever you hear the word "compromise" out of the Left, what they mean is that you compromise and they remain steadfast in their own positions.
REALLY!!!! hey dude this is part of your JOB!!! yes we actually expect you do your JOB!!! actually we´d like you to go away and let the sane responsible adults in office (are there any? maybe a few) fix this train wreck but that will never happen. How did we get so jaded, the wusses in Congress have made me so!!!
Why should he lead? He has the best job approval (56% Ras & Gallup)he has had since August 2009. He won the election easier than Bush did in 2004 and Bush declared a mandate. On this very day (12/20) in 2004, Bush´s job approval averaged 48.5 and his disapproval averaged 45.8- up only 2.7 points. Bambi is up 11.5 on RCP today! See Rush´s website today on low-info voters.
#8 you are right. Any Republicans of any stature should stand up now and let Obama have it for that statement. Truman said "If you can´t stand the heat get out of the kitchen" That doesn´t mean quit negotiations and go to Hawaii as our economy goes up in smoke.
"put aside personal and political concerns" Really, then why doesn´t this socialist practice what he preaches and apply that to himself. He has to be the lowest scum that has ever occupied the WH. He is truely an affirmative action president, held to a different standard, given cover by the media and always has his thugs play the race card whenever something goes wrong.
Obama is among those for whom the category of legitimate political disagreement does not exist. When, therefore, opponents refuse to go along with his opinions and plans, they are not merely mistaken, they are driven by base motives. For ideologues like Obama there is no rational, ethical reason for anyone not to see things their way. They have lost, or perhaps in some instances never acquired, the category of political disagreement.
Shrunken and dogmatic minds like Obama´s are typical of graduates and personnel of our best universities. A liberal education used to mean an education in the liberal arts, the purpose of which was to acquire a broader and less dogmatic view of the world. In recent years the exact reverse has taken place as universities, controlled by Leftist partisans, indoctrinate rather than educate students. It would be much more accurate to call such a process an illiberal education - or a Liberal education, with the emphasis on capital L, i.e. political liberalism.
Obama can spout such nonsense with a straight face because (a) he actually believes it, and (b) the mainstream media and Liberal establishment, which also believe it, never challenge it. Thus he can get away with claiming that anybody who doesn´t go along with him is acting from bad motives and is being partisan and political, while he is only telling and proposing the honest, incontrovertible Truth.
If it didn´t mean wrecking the country, this kind of talk, and the gullibility of those who fall for it, would be hilarious. It is an unconscious form of self-parody.
Go back and listen to the tape and insert in parentheses, a black man, and you will understand the point. That is the most despicable thing I have ever heard in politics.
Plan B is what he is asking for on taxes except for the trigger of the highest rates. What he can´t abide is the disappearance of all his special give aways that started with the Stimulus. Plan B is causing him some heartburn because it is giving him what he has demanded. The spending cuts are not part of Plan B because they have already been written into law and signed by Obama.
He didn´t mean he didn´t want to be included in the process, he meant that he wanted any animus that Republicans might have for him personally not to get in the way of "compromise." In other words, he´s playing the race card.
Obe´s playing the don´t spoil my record by making me veto a bill and face an over ride. That would be such an slam he couldn´t move forward to play basket ball or golf. He would have to take a vacation to overcome the loss of face
An academic was the first to cross the invisible line. “The ultimate check on presidential lawlessness is elections and, in extreme cases, impeachment,” Georgetown law professor Nicholas Rosenkranz told Representative Darrell Issa at a House Judiciary Committee hearing Tuesday on the president’s duty to uphold the law. With that first mention of the “i word,” leaks began springing from the dam that had been holding back the House GOP lawmakers united by frustration with President Obama’s executive abuses. Republicans have been watching impotently as Obama has walked all over the law, with increasing brazenness the further he gets into his tenure.
A beloved American teacher was shot dead in the Libyan city of Benghazi on Thursday, just days before he was supposed to return to the U.S. for the holidays, the school´s principal said. Ronnie Smith, 33, had been teaching chemistry at the International School Benghazi for about 18 months and was "very much loved," principal Peter Hodge told NBC News. “He was the most amazing person, more like a best friend or a family member," said student Yomna Zentani, 18. "After everything that happened in Libya, we were losing hope and he was the only one who was supporting us,
Sarah Palin, in her first public reaction to MSNBC host Martin Bashir´s resignation following an on-air attack against her, said Thursday that Bashir´s comments were "par for the course." "Six years ago, I probably would have been personally hurt by such an attack," the former Alaska governor told Fox News. "Now, no, I look at it as it´s kind of par for the course." Bashir, in scripted commentary, said last month that someone should defecate in Palin´s mouth. He was invoking an old slave punishment in response to a speech by Palin, a Fox News contributor, comparing the national debt
On Thursday, Clear Channel started announcing major lineup shifts in three of its biggest markets. In Los Angeles, Limbaugh will be moving from the top talk station in the market, KFI, to its sister station, KTLK, which will be flipped from a liberal talk station to a primarily conservative talker anchored by Limbaugh. Breitbart News has learned that Clear Channel will soon be announcing a similar change in San Francisco, as well as confirming the long expected move in New York from Cumulus-owned WABC to WOR, which was purchased by Clear Channel last year. These moves are not unexpected from
Hourly wage increases advocated by labor groups could kill more than 450,000 jobs, according to a new report. Union-backed labor groups, including Fast Food Forward and Fight for 15, are staging nationwide walk-outs and demonstrations at fast food chains across the country calling for starting wages of $15 per hour. Their success could spell economic disaster for nearly 20 percent of the nation’s 2.5 million fast food workers, according to an analysis from the Employment Policies Institute. “We find that roughly 460,000 jobs would be lost in the fast food industry as a consequence of a $15 minimum wage,” the EPI
The Democratic rift over entitlements deepened this week as a top party contender for governor in Pennsylvania came under fire from liberals after a think tank of which she is co-chairwoman criticized economic-populism messages of Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and New York Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio. Liberals demanded that gubernatorial candidate Allyson Y. Schwartz cut her ties with Third Way after two of its top officials wrote an op-ed criticizing Ms. Warren and Mr. de Blasio by name, saying they are pushing a “‘we can have it all’ fantasy.” The activist groups Democracy for America and Progressive Change Campaign Committee
WASHINGTON — President Obama and congressional Democrats, seizing on the good news of an improving health care website and rising enrollments, on Wednesday highlighted parts of the law that are popular with the public and reminded Americans, and the law’s opponents, of what would be lost if the Affordable Care Act were repealed. As part of that political counteroffensive, which began this week, Democratic congresswomen challenged Republicans to present an alternative that would provide free preventive health services for the 105 million Americans who have already received them under the law. At the same time, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
I have never been much of a conspiracy theorist. For me it was always Oswald by himself from the Texas School Book Depository and nothing in the intervening fifty years has disabused me of this notion. For the most part, I’m an Occam’s Razor kind of guy — the most obvious explanation is likely to be true. (Snip) To put it bluntly, Occam’s Razor has moved. Things that were once possibilities now seem almost certainties to me. Principal among those is that Obama’s academic records are perpetually unavailable for a reason — and that reason is most likely that they reveal
One of President Obama´s chief political assets has been his ability to excite young people like almost no politician in history. But the days of America´s youth fawning over the president are over. A new Harvard University Institute of Politics poll released Wednesday confirms what other surveys have shown in recent months: Millennials have soured on Obama so much this year that their opinion of him largely mirrors the American public´s. Even though Obama does not ever have to face another election, he should be worried about the findings for a couple of reasons, which we will dive into momentarily.
President Obama will cast growing income inequality and a decline in economic mobility as a “fundamental threat to the American dream” during a speech Wednesday in Washington. The speech will serve as an early preview for next year’s State of the Union address, according to a White House official, who said Obama would focus much of his energy over the next three years on the issue. “The decisions we make over the next few years will determine whether or not our children will grow up in an America where, if you work hard, you can get ahead,” the official said.
Good stuff from Jonathan Turley at today’s House hearing on executive power, although I regret that I couldn’t find a more user-friendly format for you to watch. There’s no compilation clip; you’ll have to make do with the C-SPAN embed by fast-forwarding to the time cues I give you and being patient while the vid buffers (and buffers, and buffers).(Snip)That brings us to point two: Even if Congress can’t stop Obama, the courts can. The problem there, though, says Turley, is that O and the DOJ have argued successfully in many cases that no one has standing to sue him
A stunning new study unveiled on Fox News´ Hannity finds that President Barack Obama’s White House calendar records just one face-to-face meeting between Obama and his Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius in the more than three-and-a-half years leading up to the disastrous Obamacare launch. The startling statistic comes from a new Government Accountability Institute (GAI) analysis of Obama’s own official White House calendar, as well as the Politico presidential calendar, and raises new questions about Obama’s executive leadership and management throughout the implementation of his singular legislative achievement. More alarming still, the president’s schedule lists 277 private
[Video] President Obama on Wednesday declared that addressing income inequality would be the focus of “all” of the White House’s efforts “for the rest of my presidency.” In a sweeping address that touched on raising the minimum wage, investing in infrastructure and ending tax breaks for the wealthy, Obama warned that the American economy has become “profoundly unequal,” declaring economic mobility the “challenge of our time.” “The combined trends of increasing inequality and decreasing mobility pose a fundamental threat to the American dream, our way of life, and what we stand for around the globe,” he said in an hour-long
Just over two weeks ago, MSNBC host Martin Bashir delivered a harsh piece of commentary that culminated in the suggestion that someone should “s-h-i-t” in former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin‘s (R-AK) mouth. Bashir offered an abject apology on his next broadcast, but a chorus of critics continued to demand action against the host. After a reported “vacation” for the host earlier this week, Bashir announced, Wednesday afternoon, that MSNBC and Martin Bashir are parting ways. Here’s the statement from Martin Bashir, via email: After making an on-air apology, I asked for permission to take some additional time out around the Thanksgiving holiday. Upon