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Wed Jan 2, 2013, 06:00 PM

Senate Republicans Throw a Temper Tantrum After Obama Tells the Truth About Them



http://www.politicususa.com/senate-republicans-throw-temper-tantrum-obama-tells-truth.html

Senate Republicans Throw a Temper Tantrum After Obama Tells the Truth About Them
By: Rmuse
Jan. 2nd, 2013

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The President’s goal was to encourage the negotiating parties to recognize how important an issue the so-called “fiscal cliff” is to Americans’ economic concerns, and claimed the deal was not being achieved using a balanced approach because Republicans were unwilling to negotiate higher taxes on the wealthy. One of the key points of the President’s remarks was the elusive balanced approach Republicans reject as a matter-of-course on nearly every issue they are involved in, and took particular umbrage with congressional Republicans and said, “But with this Congress that was obviously a little too much to hope for at this time.” The President did not say anything that every other semi-intelligent American already knows, and instead of feeling the heat to get something accomplished, Republicans responded like the petulant crybabies they really are.

John McCain assailed the President and accused him of making fun of Republicans and that he “laughed about how people are going to be here for New Year and sent a message of confrontation to antagonize” Republicans. McCain wondered aloud “whether the president really wants this issue resolved, or is it to his short term political benefit for us to go over the cliff.” Apparently McCain has been so focused on Susan Rice and Benghazi, that he has missed the President’s months long prodding to avoid the fiscal cliff by at least expecting the House to vote on the Senate’s bill extending tax cuts for 98% of the population, or that the President made a very generous compromise offer Republicans failed to even consider. The real issue for McCain, and all recalcitrant Republicans, is that the President did not mince words or sugar-coat the GOP’s intransigence on taxes or spending, and sent a message that their tactics of shoving “only spending cuts down — shove spending cuts at us — that will hurt seniors or hurt students or hurt middle class families without asking also equivalent sacrifice” of the wealthiest Americans is not “going to be the formula for how we solve this thing. We have got to do this in a balanced and responsible way."

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Perhaps Republicans understand that this President has had enough of their obstructionist tactics and inability to compromise regardless the gravity of the situation because he, unlike Republicans, is working for all the people and the economic health of the nation. It is interesting that Republicans have accused the President of not taking a hands-on approach to solving the nation’s problems and working with Congress, and when he does prod Republicans to do their job, they rail against his efforts with charges of arrogance and lack of seriousness. The truth is Republicans are in a state of shock that this President has the audacity to be the President, and is running the executive branch like an executive, and not an obedient child. Whether Republicans misunderstood the President’s willingness to compromise and negotiate as weakness, or they just assumed they won the last election; their control issue is rearing its ugly, childish head.

Republicans were handed a sweet compromise from the President they panned on ideological grounds, and it is possible they expected the President to eliminate taxes for billionaires, and eradicate Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and all safety nets out of obedience to Republicans in Congress. However, the President is not the subservient slave the Republicans expect of an African American in the Oval Office, and with one casual fiscal cliff speech, alerted the Republicans in Congress that their intransigence on taxes and Draconian spending cuts as the only means of reducing the deficit is over. President Obama also revealed that he is willing to tell the American people the truth about the least productive, ideologically motivated, and most crybaby Republican Congress of all time.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 06:19 PM

1. Amaizing

that somebody like John McCain- who along with several other Senate Republicans have already told us in no uncertain terms that they will NOT raise the debt ceiling unless cuts are made to Social Security- throws a tantrum about the President telling the American public what most of us with half a brain cell and a block on Fox News already knows.

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Wed Jan 2, 2013, 06:26 PM

2. Waaaaah!

A bunch of crybabies and drama kings and queens.

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Wed Jan 2, 2013, 06:52 PM

3. Wonderfully clear and plain spoken. And he said no playing with the debt ceiling using legal terms.

The debts written into law by Congress will be paid. Shot across the bow to everyone who thinks we're going to be held hostage again either because they want it, or they want Obama to fail.

Perhaps Americans are seeing through the charade put forth by the Republicans for decades. They don't know how to govern because they only saw the US Treasury as another bank to rob.

Thanks, babylonsista for bringing this here.





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