krauthammer’s angry! whoo hoo!

Washington Post: Barack Obama won the great tax-cut showdown of 2010 – and House Democrats don’t have a clue that he did. In the deal struck this week, the president negotiated the biggest stimulus in American history, larger than his $814 billion 2009 stimulus package….

This is a defeat?

…Obama is no fool. While getting Republicans to boost his own reelection chances, he gets them to make a mockery of their newfound, second-chance, post-Bush, Tea-Party, this-time-we’re-serious persona of debt-averse fiscal responsibility.

And he gets all this in return for what? For a mere two-year postponement of a mere 4.6-point increase in marginal tax rates for upper incomes….

…the current buzz … the left will instead challenge Obama for the Democratic nomination. Really now? ….Not even Democrats are that stupid. The remaining question is whether they are just stupid enough to not understand – and therefore vote down – the swindle of the year just pulled off by their own president.

12 Responses to “krauthammer’s angry! whoo hoo!”

  1. December 10, 2010 at 1:20 pm


  2. 4 TrumpDog
    December 10, 2010 at 1:38 pm

    Krauthammer hating it should make the No We Can’t Crowd wonder maybe this is actually a good thing…?

  3. 5 dotster
    December 10, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    That’s what I believe also. So many Dems and those in the angry left blogosphere do not have sufficient understanding of the maneuvers Obama had to make under the most difficult of circumstances and of the high positives in the deal he was able to get. He admitted there are negatives that he hates, but he managed to protect the Amer. people and the economy which was his priority. I always think he’s a level above everyone else, “the smartest one in the room”.

  4. December 10, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    And yet, there is Bernie Sanders standing there this morning – filibustering. What the heck?

  5. 7 Sankofa
    December 10, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    Bernie, thom hartmann’s progressive ideal! Where was bernie before the mid-terms? The lame duck (apropos name) senate/congress dems pushed this issue down the road, what did they think was going to happen at the end of the year, all the issues would magically disappear or be fixed or someone would make them happen? I am so incensed at them and I will NOT forget their cowardice on these issues. I am unemployed and they don’t care about me, best believe I will so not care about them when they come calling for my support. Nothing, nada, zip, zilch, uh-uh! I will continue to support President Obama because he is the “only adult in the room”.

  6. December 10, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    krauthammer is right. I just told some friends this morning that President Obama is making the Republican Party and the Tea Party look like fools. They just got elected to vote to bring down the deficit, lower taxes and no earmarks. Well in checking out the package deal, this is going to raise the deficit over 800 billion dollars, and this is not paid for. This package is not lowing taxes, the taxes are staying the same. And if the estate tax fix in the package is not a earmark I don’t know what is.

    So President Obama have made the new class of Republicans have to go back and explain to their constituents why they voted to raise the debt. And just went back on everything they was elected to clean up. Meanwhile President Obama get all the tax cuts he have been asking congress to pass for the last 2 years. So he win, he may lose some constituents. But most sane people that voted for him know what and who he is up against, and will stay and support him.

    As for the Republicans, well they have 2 years, if they last that long. 🙂

  7. 9 theo67
    December 10, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    It really is beautiful, because if they vote against raising the debt ceiling, then they don’t get their blessed tax cuts for the rich. And I even can’t get too mad at Bernie Sanders today, because he’s putting it on the Senate record exactly what is deplorable about this tax deal. He’s highlighting what the Republicans (and some Democrats) were willing to go to the mat for. And Bernie Sanders is beginning the debate that will engage everyone for two years.

    I almost think the whole thing was hatched during the meeting that the Republicans blew off. Maybe when the Democrats met with President Obama, he laid out his plan, they agreed that it could only work if he was standing alone in the middle, and there was such a scene that it made everyone paid attention. And it put on record what these Republicans stand for. I’m hoping that’s what happened… but it still doesn’t explain the “F the President” comment. That’s unforgiveable.

  8. 10 S. Holland
    December 10, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    Yup, they are just that stupid!

  9. 11 HopeOverFear
    December 10, 2010 at 11:25 pm


    who said F the president?

    • 12 theo67
      December 11, 2010 at 3:15 am

      Someone in the House at the caucus meeting they had yesterday (Thursday). People are still trying to figure out who said it. I called and left Speaker Pelosi a strong message earlier today, but she’s at the Nobel ceremony. A member of Congress saying that about the President is completely unacceptable.

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