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Wed Nov 14, 2012, 05:19 PM

Obama Uses His Press Conference to Set a TAX CUT TRAP For House Republicans






The president made it clear that he wants the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy gone. As far as raising revenue, the president repeatedly said that he is open to new ideas from all sides. Some on the left hear this kind of talk and immediately freak out, but this is a strategic move on the part of the White House. By opening the door to new ideas from all sides, the president is putting the ball in the House Republicansí court. He is forcing them get serious about cutting a deal. Obamaís offer isnít a display of weakness.

The President is setting a trap.





He understands the results of the election. The American people want moderation and compromise. Obama is setting the GOP up to either give the American people what they want, or be held responsible for a deal not being reached. Obama repeatedly mentioned the middle class, and said that he has a middle class mandate. Obama has been beating House Republicans for a year by defending the middle class. The president defeated Mitt Romney by being a champion for the middle class, and now he is setting up the same dynamic and daring House Republicans to defend the rich. This is a familiar strategy from Obama, and it works.



If Republicans refuse to budge on taxing the rich, they will fall right into the presidentís trap. House Republicans are in a lose/lose situation. If they defend the rich, all taxes will go up on the middle class. Should Republicans sacrifice the 98% for tax cuts for the rich, Obama warned that they could jeopardize the 2012 shopping season. Republicans will lose with their base if they cut the deal that Obama wants, and they will also lose if they sacrifice the middle class in order to defend the rich.



This isnít 2010 anymore. Obama doesnít have to run for reelection, and the president is poised to press his advantage to the max.





http://www.politicususa.com/obama-press-conference-set-tax-cut-trap-house-republicans.html

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Reply Obama Uses His Press Conference to Set a TAX CUT TRAP For House Republicans (Original post)
Segami Nov 2012 OP
emulatorloo Nov 2012 #1
malaise Nov 2012 #2
Segami Nov 2012 #3
donco Nov 2012 #6
nadinbrzezinski Nov 2012 #9
malaise Nov 2012 #11
RepublicansRZombies Nov 2012 #4
HopeHoops Nov 2012 #5
truebluegreen Nov 2012 #7
nadinbrzezinski Nov 2012 #8
truebluegreen Nov 2012 #13
nadinbrzezinski Nov 2012 #14
truebluegreen Nov 2012 #15
robinlynne Nov 2012 #17
pipewrench Nov 2012 #10
DCKit Nov 2012 #12
robinlynne Nov 2012 #16

Response to Segami (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 05:28 PM

1. Yep, pretty much.

Thanks for posting.

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 05:30 PM

2. He was brilliant

ReTHUGs are no match for Obama.

Bye Bye Grover Norquist - into the trash can part of history.

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Response to malaise (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 05:38 PM

3. LOL! Grover is going to do a lot of heavy lifting & dirty work for President Obama.




Everyone is invited to the ' real fight club '.....

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Response to malaise (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 05:44 PM

6. into the trash

with the rest of the poopyheads.

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Response to malaise (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 06:16 PM

9. In Grover's case, the bathtub of history

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #9)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 06:45 PM

11. Indeed

there must be some bath tubs in the trash

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 05:38 PM

4. jeopardize the 2012 shopping season?

 

nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 05:41 PM

5. Good for him. Spank 'em while they're down.

 

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 06:10 PM

7. Um, OK

but where do you get a mandate for "moderation and compromise" in the recent election?

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Response to truebluegreen (Reply #7)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 06:13 PM

8. The President said as much today

during the Press Conference. as in that is a direct quote.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #8)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 06:59 PM

13. OK, but then I guess the question becomes

where did HE get that idea? 'Cause I didn't see much moderation or compromise being looked for on either side, and the only reason the House didn't flip was gerrymandering and other BS...

IMHO, of course.

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Response to truebluegreen (Reply #13)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 07:05 PM

14. Politics 101, he is laying a trap

No, I do not believe he is a tenth level interdenominational chess player. I'd say he's been reading some on LBJ. This is how LBJ did stuff.

If you tell them that you are a moderate and want change in such a way, and they dig heels, they look very bad.

LBJ as a master of this. Can I recommend a book? Caro's Master of the Senate.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #14)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 07:25 PM

15. Thanks, I'll look for that...

been a fan of LBJ for years. If it weren't for Vietnam--I grant you, a very big caveat--he would have been one of the greats, and I bet we would have had universal health care decades ago.

But I don't know if I would characterize it as Politics 101.

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Response to truebluegreen (Reply #7)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 10:17 PM

17. Thank-you!

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 06:22 PM

10. This is going to be entertaining

:republican facepalm:

thks for the link

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 06:49 PM

12. He also mentioned (at least twice) that just that scenario...

 

would cut the deficit by half.

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 10:16 PM

16. We do NOT want compromise and moderation! Maybe you do.

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