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Mon Dec 31, 2012, 04:47 PM

Obama's "fiscal cliff" remarks leave GOP angry, confused

If there is no agreement and we go over the cliff, this article by CBS seems to blame the president more than the GOP due to his remarks earlier today:

In the latest twist of the "fiscal cliff" saga, President Obama today seemingly spiked the football before crossing the goal line, applauding a deal that hasn't been finalized and raising the ire of some Republicans who accused him of moving the goalposts. To top things off, he took the opportunity to rib Congress for their dysfunction - a curious move at a time when it's their votes the president should be seeking, not their criticism.


Standing before a group of middle-class taxpayers at the White House, Mr. Obama chipperly announced that "it appears an agreement...is in sight" over the so-called "fiscal cliff."


Negotiations over the "cliff," the series of tax hikes and spending cuts that kick in next year, are going on behind closed doors, primarily between Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Vice President Joe Biden -- not Mr. Obama. The two sides appear close to reaching some kind of deal. But even as he acknowledged their progress, the president today ribbed Congress for their dysfunction.


http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-34222_162-57561432-10391739/obamas-fiscal-cliff-remarks-leave-gop-angry-confused/

The House would have sat on their hands with or without these comments by the President.

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WI_DEM Dec 2012 OP
bunnies Dec 2012 #1
regnaD kciN Dec 2012 #2
Enrique Dec 2012 #3
Andy823 Dec 2012 #4
ananda Dec 2012 #5
monmouth3 Dec 2012 #6
spanone Dec 2012 #7

Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 04:50 PM

1. Awww. The weepubs has a sad.

Fuck em.

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 04:54 PM

2. Of course, keep in mind...

...that "Fun with Dick and Jane" or "Peter Rabbit" would be enough to leave some in the G.O.P. "angry, confused."

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 05:00 PM

3. omg whoever this writer is

he's a clown.

Reporting these absurd GOP complaints about Obama as if they aren't the most ridiculous thing anyone ever heard.

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 05:05 PM

4. So their feelings were hurt

And now they say there will be NO vote before midnight which means we go over the "cliff"!

So let's that would mean the $400,000, $450,000 per family figure will not revert back to $200,000, $250,000 per family figures will now be put into affect. It means all the cuts the republicans were complaining about to the military and other things they didn't want, will now also go into affect. It means they have to start all over from scratch next week with a new congress to try and fix things.

It means democrats will put bills on the floor to fix unemployment extensions, AMT, etc. and dare the republicans to vote NO on bills that will help those in need. So what exactly did the republicans accomplish by having a tantrum and not voting to try and fix things? I would think the democrats are in a better position to get more of what they want since the majority of Americans are going to blame republicans for going over the cliff.

Now I may be missing something, but to me this looks like democrats put the republicans in a corner and now they won't be able to get out of that corner without agreeing to actually help those who need it instead of trying to hold the country hostage so the rich would get a better deal!

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Response to Andy823 (Reply #4)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 05:10 PM

5. Maybe they need to caucus and have a pity party..

.. for all those rich people who will now have to pay taxes.

Aww.. poow babiez.

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 05:12 PM

6. I am seriously pleased...From Pride and Prejudiced with a slight change...LOL...

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 05:15 PM

7. so, what the fuck did he say? where did he move the goalposts? he didn't.

fuck them

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