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President Obama Wins Election, John Boehner Decides to Ignore Voters [Video]

“Let’s begin our work with where we agree,” the president said, noting the Senate has passed the measure and that both parties agree on holding down rates for the majority of taxpayers. “If we can get a few House Republicans to agree as well, I’ll sign this bill as soon as the House sends it my way.” – GOP divide over Obama tax plan goes public [CNN]

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

IT LOOKS like Speaker John Boehner is taking over where Mitch McConnell started when Obama won his first term. No sooner had the President said he’d sign a deal to extend tax cuts to everyone but the top 2%, then come back after the New Year to work on a broader economic plan, than Boehner told him to get screwed. He just used more diplomatic language.

And I don’t know who Erskine Bowles thinks he is, but this guy has now gone well over the line, even suggesting a recession might result if the fiscal cliff scheme isn’t followed.

“We are going to have to have real compromise. Nobody can be an absolutist, nobody can win everything,” Bowles told reporters after his meetings. “The Republicans are going to have to give on revenue and the Democrats are going to have to give on entitlement reform. And by the way, if we are really going to put our fiscal house in order, that’s what we need to do.”

This is what happens when any president refuses to let Congress do its job and puts together a commission of unelected people to make decisions.

There is no time before the New Year to have a thoughtful and productive discussion on entitlements, the most contentious subject in any economic battle. Anyone suggesting otherwise should not be taken seriously.

This debate was had and President Obama won on taxing the top 2%.

Even Rush Limbaugh even understands this, saying today on his radio show that there was no reason Obama should give after winning the election, with their no reason Republicans should think they have any power to make him do so.

There’s one deal right now and that’s passing tax relief for everyone but the top 2%. If Republicans want to vamp until their families start squealing as we get closer to Christmas that’s fine, but Democrats should not fall for this scheme, because the only ones going over any cliff will be Republicans and their Wall Street pals like Lloyd Blankfein.

Bon voyage, fellas. Oh, and take Erskine Bowles with you.

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8 Responses to President Obama Wins Election, John Boehner Decides to Ignore Voters [Video]

  1. secularhumanizinevoluter November 28, 2012 at 6:29 pm #

    “Even Rush Limbaugh even understands this, saying today on his radio show that there was no reason Obama should give after winning the election, with their no reason Republicans should think they have any power to make him do so.”

    Imbecilic assmonkeys running around screaming BENGHAZI, BENGHAZI and now apparently more of the same old same old obstructionist bunch of domestic terrorists in the House doubling down on simply trying to stiff every and anything this President or the Dems try to do.
    AFTER the historic avalanche of reality crashed down on them this election….it would seem they are presenting a golden opportunity to President Obama. Beat these morons senseless for two years pointing out the clear even to the brain dead repugnantklan/teabagger mob the fact that they (the repug/baggers) in the House and Senate are FAR more interested in protecting their rich 2% base and screw the 98%…then bring on the midterms and maybe we can take back the House and even increase our majority in the Senate.

  2. fangio November 28, 2012 at 7:01 pm #

    Now that they have gerrymandered the entire country they really don’t have to care what voters think.

  3. Ramsgate November 28, 2012 at 7:50 pm #

    Obama has spoken. But he has yet to take a firm stand and not back down on a given issue. Until then the jury is still out on his resolve and backbone. Consequently, the Republicans will continue to behave as they always have. Only when they realize that he says what he means and he has absolutely no intention of caving, only then will they fall in line and come to their senses. Until then they will push as far and as hard as they can because they expect him to cave at the last minute. He always does.

  4. angels81 November 28, 2012 at 7:58 pm #

    So refresh my memory, exactly what has Obama caved on?

    • Ramsgate November 29, 2012 at 4:37 pm #

      Excuse me? One had to be in a coma over the past four years to ask such a question.

      A more appropriate question might be what hasn’t Obama caved on?
      In all negotiations, he capitulates before he surrenders.
      Why do you think articles such as this one keep appearing?
      It’s certainly not because progressives have confidence in him to stand firm and protect their interest. People are very nervous when HE is doing the negotiating. He always sells sells out the middle class.

      http://tinyw.in/3p9J

  5. jinbaltimore November 28, 2012 at 9:50 pm #

    Agree with agnels…he’s not caved on anything. All of the corporate toadying has been his intention all along.

  6. secularhumanizinevoluter November 29, 2012 at 11:37 am #

    Crank up the gramophone so the broken record can skip and repeat time after time after time after…..

    • jinbaltimore November 29, 2012 at 1:04 pm #

      That is certainly a way to look at Obama’s corporate toadying. Nice to see you talking sense for a change.

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