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Tue Dec 11, 2012, 03:06 PM

GOP throws Obama's old deficit stands back at him

Source: AP-Excite

By CHARLES BABINGTON

WASHINGTON (AP) - Some of the best Republican arguments against President Barack Obama's proposals to avoid a "fiscal cliff" come from the president himself, in comments he made months or years before his re-election.

Stung by the GOP's midterm election gains in 2010, Obama took stands that differ from his current positions on raising tax rates, adjusting Social Security and other topics now dominating Washington as a Dec. 31 deadline nears.

Sometimes gleefully, Republicans throw Obama's old words back at him. They portray him as inconsistent at best, insincere at worst.

The strategy has limits, however. Elections make a difference.

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Read more: http://apnews.excite.com/article/20121211/DA33ODB00.html





This Dec. 5, 2012 file photo shows President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks about the fiscal cliff at the Business Roundtable, an association of chief executive officers, in Washington. Some of the best Republican arguments against President Barack Obama's proposals to avoid a “fiscal cliff” come from the president himself. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 03:11 PM

1. republicans are idiots.

or perhaps more accurately, they're clever enough to act like idiots when it serves their negotiating position.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 04:25 PM

2. Then, he needs to fire back Cheney's quote...

"Deficits don't matter." Ah huh....

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 05:16 PM

3. VILLAGE IDIOTS ELECTED TO CONGRESS

 

These people will read anything placed in their paws to read. The little dogs heads do not know when to just shut up do what is RIGHT.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 05:41 PM

4. "The nuances of debt-ceiling hypocrisy" Carney's response to gop..

by Steve Benen.. on the maddowblog..

Carney responded, "There was no threat of default at the time."

Is this explanation compelling? Actually, yes. Indeed, it's precisely why the talk of Obama hypocrisy falls short.

Let's back up for a minute because context offers a more informative picture. Between 1939 and 2010, Congress raised the debt limit 89 times. It was an easy, routine bit of legislative paperwork. But in those 89 instances, the congressional votes were hardly unanimous -- lawmakers would routinely use debt-ceiling votes for good ol' fashioned grandstanding, complaining about the fiscal habits of the president in office at the time.


http://maddowblog.msnbc.com/_news/2012/12/11/15841182-the-nuances-of-debt-ceiling-hypocrisy?lite






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