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"Fiscal cliff," meet the bully pulpit
CBS News, by John Dickerson

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Posted By:JoniTx, 11/28/2012 11:21:21 AM

During negotiations over raising the debt limit in summer 2011, President Obama got stroppy with House Majority Leader Eric Cantor. "Don´t call my bluff," he said, according to Cantor. "I´m going to the American people with this." During this season´s budget fight, the president is not waiting for talks to break down. He´s hitting the road early. On Friday, he will highlight the damage that will be done to the middle class if the country sails over the fiscal cliff on a visit to a manufacturing operation in Hatfield, Penn. (If the Republicans were feeling fun, they´d schedule


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Dante, 11/28/2012 12:16:07 PM     (No. 9037647)

More like the Sissy Pulpit in Zero´s case, appease the drones with feel-good rhetoric which is totally impractical. Next comes more blame to cover for him failures.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Garry Owen, 11/28/2012 12:38:41 PM     (No. 9037696)

I recommend we take the dive off the fiscal cliff. This is the only way to get the mandatory domestic spending cuts. Once off the cliff the House (because that is where all budget matters must originate) pass a permanent tax relief bill reinstating the Bush Tax rates. Let Obama and the Democrats vote against middle class tax relief, good for 2016. Then, pass a second bill to relieve the military of 1/2 the mandatory budget cuts. Let Obama and the Democrats vote against supporting our military during a time of war. Another winning issue for 2016. I sure hope someone in the GOP Leadership reads Lucianne. This is a no brainer...the only way we the people will get the domestic spending cuts.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: J F Ackerman, 11/28/2012 12:41:42 PM     (No. 9037698)

Obama signed the legislation. It´s "The Obama Fiscal Cliff." Use the language correctly, Republicans! The grifters voted for "The Obama Fiscal Cliff"... give it to them.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: msctex1, 11/28/2012 2:39:27 PM     (No. 9037878)

"Don´t call my bluff."

Every bit the poker player he is the leader.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: a man over thirty, 11/28/2012 3:10:05 PM     (No. 9037946)

Seems I remember a time when presidents sat with congressional leaders and tried to work things out instead of going on the campaign trail and not meeting with the Senate and House leadership.
Seemed to work more often than not back in the day.
Why doesn´t Obama try that? Or is it just easier and a whole lot more fun to ride on AF1 around the country on the taxpayers´ dime pretending that you care whether or not the economy improves.
I hate the media for covering for him.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: nonsense, 11/28/2012 3:34:40 PM     (No. 9038001)

Why, oh why, is the man still campaigning? Oh...because he does not know how to lead. That makes sense.

4 more years of lousy photo ops, don´t think I can take it.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: LanieLou, 11/28/2012 5:23:09 PM     (No. 9038210)

Propaganda Alert... MSM will call what Obama is doing as Going to the People...

Nooo... Obama is decidedly avoiding any discussion on budgets or fiscal cliffs. He is not negotiating... he is building his case for unilateral decision making by him.

Obama will not work with congress on anything. He will use his army of miscreants to appear on the stage as Average Amerikans who support his EE´s on everything.

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