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Obama: 'Let's get it done soon'

Source: Politco

Obama: 'Let's get it done soon'

By JENNIFER EPSTEIN | 11/17/12 7:03 AM EST
President Barack Obama repeated his call Saturday for Congress to extend the Bush-era middle-class tax cut without delay, as he and congressional leaders work on a larger agreement to avert a looming fiscal crisis.

“We shouldn’t hold the middle class hostage while Congress debates tax cuts for the wealthy,” Obama said in his weekly address, echoing comments he made Wednesday at his first press conference since Election Day.

“Let’s begin our work by actually doing what we all agree on. Let’s keep taxes low for the middle class. And let’s get it done soon — so we can give families and businesses some good news going into the holiday season,” he said.


At the meeting, “everyone agreed that while we may have our differences, we need to come together, find solutions and take action as soon as possible,” Obama said.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1112/83994.html

Now, Go Hug A Republican

i know it's SO last week, but it still makes me smile...

John McCain with egg-on-face, Owes Susan Rice, President Obama & Americans A SINCERE APOLOGY!!!

FRI NOV 16, 2012 AT 09:18 PM PST
John McCain's egg-on-face Benghazi comeuppance
by Steveningen

This is a beautiful sight to behold. This press briefing after he emerges from the Petraeus testimony will be marked as the moment when John McCain lost all credibility. His craven selection of Sarah Palin couldn't do it. His loss to President Obama couldn't do it. Even his bitter service on the Senate these past four years couldn't do it. Instead, an attack on our consulate in Libya and his surreal vendetta against the Ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice, has finally pushed his relevance forever over the edge.

MCCAIN: General Petraeus's briefing was comprehensive. I think it was important. It added to our ability to make judgments about what is clearly a failure of intelligence. And he described his actions and that of the, of his agency and their interaction with other agencies and I appreciate his service and his candor.

It was clear from his very brief and breathless words that he knew just how big a pile of elephant crap he had stepped in. Gone was the demand for the Susan Rice's head on a plate fire he and his toady sidekick Lindsey Graham exhibited just hours before. Gone was his bluster and confidence. That was just a sad man standing there realizing just how much respect he had thrown away. It's how I read it anyway, and if ever a man deserved that moment of complete shame in front of the cameras he constantly craves, that was the moment.


And finally. John McCain, you owe Susan Rice, President Obama, and the American people a sincere apology.


"Some groups that would have agreed with us on a lot of issues don't even look at us-We Scare Them"

"Some of the groups that would have agreed with us on a lot of issues, they don't even look at us. We scare them."

-- Former Rep. Tom Davis (R-VA), quoted by Politico, offering a blunt assessment of the Republican Party.

A pair of Republican centrists on Friday offered this blunt prognosis of their party after its electoral drubbing: Many women and minorities are simply frightened of the GOP.

“Some of the groups that would have agreed with us on a lot of issues, they don’t even look at us. We scare them,” said former Rep. Tom Davis (R-Va.).

Davis appeared with retiring Rep. Steve LaTourette at the Capitol Hill Club Friday to discuss poll findings of Main Street Advocacy, a nonprofit managed by Davis. Their main message: partisans on both sides need to stop bickering so much and start compromising on issues like the fiscal cliff.

But both men said the GOP’s problem go beyond partisanship. Republicans, they argued, need to stop looking at voters as members of groups — whether it's women, African-Americans, Latinos or Asian-Americans — and just look at them as Americans.


Romney was not a drag on the Republican party. The Republican party was a drag on him.

All of these writers are intelligent people (some of them friends of mine). None of them makes the mistake of assuming that this election should have been easy to win given the weak economy, the public’s dissatisfaction with the status quo, and the unpopularity of Obamacare. They know that the economy has been improving, that the Democratic base in presidential races has been expanding for decades, and that the public still blames George W. Bush and his party for an economic crisis that began during his second term. Nor are they entirely wrong in their diagnoses of Romney’s distinctive weaknesses and errors. They err mainly in attributing too much importance to them.

Romney was not a drag on the Republican party. The Republican party was a drag on him.


President Obama is not impressed.


"The Republican Party is now a regional rump party awaiting extinction."

Like death, taxes, and the sun rising in the east, there is nothing more certain after a presidential election than a swift and usually overwrought round of analysis and advice for the losers. So it is this year for Republicans. If you Google “Republicans Whigs,” and confine your search to the past week, you will find multiple pages dedicated to the proposition that demographic trends are waiting to overwhelm the Republican Party, which is now a regional rump party awaiting extinction.


GOP re: Patraeus: Oh, who cares what he thinks ...

Petraeus, who gave evidence to both the Senate and House intelligence committees, said that references to the group alleged to have been behind the 11 September attack were in the CIA's classified talking points, which were classified, but removed from the unclassified memo relied upon by Rice. The reason, he said, was not to tip off the group about what the US authorities knew.


Paula Broadwell Crashing On Petraeus Family’s Couch Until Sex Scandal Blows Over

Paula Broadwell Crashing On Petraeus Family’s Couch Until Sex Scandal Blows Over


SPRINGFIELD, NH—In an effort to escape the intense media scrutiny surrounding her recently exposed liaison with former CIA director David Petraeus, Paula Broadwell is reportedly crashing on the Petraeus family’s couch until the uproar blows over. “Holly has been the most gracious hostess throughout this whole ordeal,” Broadwell said of the woman whom she once spent hours interviewing while having an affair with her husband and writing his biography. “I wouldn’t blame her if the arrangement has left her feeling a little put out—houseguests can be a pretty big inconvenience—but she’s been really sweet about it. She gave me a couple of David’s old Army uniforms to sleep in and some fleece blankets from the closet.” At press time, sources confirmed Broadwell’s offer to help Holly Petraeus do the dishes had been politely rebuffed.



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