Dec 7, 2010

Did Obama really say "Peace in our Time" with the GOP?

It sure sounded like it.  That 1938 Neville Chamberlain quote after caving in to Hitler before Germany went ahead and invaded Europe anyway, and nearly sunk England under the weight of Luftwaffe bombs and rockets.

President Obama may have said he wants to fight fight fight in a hastily called news conference today, (Obama's angry tone) but it sure sounded like he rolled over to the Republicans by agreeing to a bankrupting tax cut for the Republican's richest benefactors in order to get an extension on unemployment benefits.

MSNBC has turned on Obama for giving away the store---Chris Matthews, Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow.  Only Lawrence O'Donnell said this was the best deal the Oman could get with the Republicans.  Outgoing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi described Dems havin 'unease' with the president's deal.  Over last evening many Democrats said they would fight this deal the President was proposing.

This deal is not why we voted for the guy who said it was time for a Change.     Wasn't a great day for the Oman and if he thinks it was, somebody's been slipping GOP Kewlaid into White House Water!

Independent Bernie Sanders was quick to yell foul.

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) appeared disgusted Monday over a recently reached deal between the White House and Republicans that would allow the Bush tax cuts for the wealthiest two percent of Americans to be extended for two years in return for GOP cooperation on the reauthorization of unemployment benefits for a 13-month period, among other concessions.

"For a Democratic president, Democratic House, Democratic Senate, to be following the Bush economic philosophy of tax breaks for millionaires, billionaires is absolutely wrong public policy, absolutely wrong politically, and I gotta tell you, I will do whatever I can to see that 60 votes are not acquired to pass this legislation," Sanders said on on MSNBC's "The Ed Show," before telling host Ed Schultz that he might go as far as to filibuster the legislation.

"Millionaires and billionaires do not need huge tax deductions, that's the simple truth," Sanders continued. "If we're serious about creating jobs in this country, which should be our main priority, that's the worst way to do it. Much better to take that money, invest in our roads, bridges, railroad systems, infrastructure -- you create jobs doing that."

It will be an interesting week...I can't imagine Republicans able to hold back their smiles.   Or is Obama playing a secret game of guts to get Democrats to quit pussyfooting around and raise taxes on the super rich?    Dunno.

Said Sen Sherrod Brown of Ohio on Rachel's show, "it sure looks like he (Obama) punted on third down!"

BREAKING.... (your budget.)  Before getting all excited about your tax cut... word is fuel prices are moving up FAST.  Look for $3 per gallon by Christmas.

Off topic:  Sad we lost heroine Elizabeth Edwards.  And this horrible weblink:  7 foods that should never pass your lips... a little website for healthy birds called

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