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June 29, 2011



Presser was a sight to behold, wasn't it? Boehner is in tears somewhere, no doubt.


pm - You will love this....

There has been ZERO JOBS BILLS from the Republican majority in the House in the last six months. However, they had plenty of time to attack abortion and women's rights, redefine rape, repeal the Affordable Care Act, etc.

They won't do their job so they blame President Obama for not leading.

I am so glad PBO called them out at the presser today.



I kind of like the idea being floated in Huff Po. Simply ignore the debt limit as a violation of the 14th amendment. After all past Congresses did authorize these programs. Time to pay for them. Or as the 14th Amendment so succinctly puts it: "The validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law,...,shall not be questioned." The Debt Limit, in actuality a restriction on debt re-funding operations by the Bureau of Public debt, does affect the viability of that debt and is patently unconstitutional.


URL for Huff Po article:

Anne Johnson

Question: If the debt ceiling is not lifted and economic disaster ensues, who will the American people blame?

Robert Lipscomb

This is a good time to remind some of our more aggressive progressives that this is why Obama does not pick public fights every day. When he does crack the whip, as he did today, he does not come off as a hot-head blowing off steam. He comes off as a mature even-tempered guy who finally got fed up with the antic of a bunch of spoiled brats.

My favorite response was Kantor sniping about the president lecturing congress. It was a perfect example of spoiled brat behavior.

Well, Little Lord Kantor, if you don't like being lectured, just wait until a nation holds you responsible for a double-dip depression.

Marc McKenzie

@Robert: Well said.

Anne Johnson

Robert Lipscomb: Obama once again showed that he was the adult in the room and Cantor opened up his mouth and proved the president's point.


Except to some smug centrist Obamabots, Obama does not look like a leader on this. He looks like an ineffectual scold. In the meantime, as Ezra Klein reports: "Both sides, as they often said, were shooting for about $2.4 trillion in deficit reduction over 10 years. They'd already agreed on around $1 trillion in spending cuts and were making good progress on the rest of it. But Democrats insisted that $400 billion -- so, 17 percent -- of the package be tax increases. And that's when Republicans walked."

So the Democrats have agreed to $1 trillion plus in cuts and have received NOTHING in return. Some negotiation skills. And please don't say "it's Congress and not Obama." He is the leader of the party and his vice president is a part of the game making sure there are cuts. Obama believes as Geithner does that austerity is the answer.

Peter G

Got news for you wtf. Austerity is coming whether you like it or not. Now is not a particularly good time for it. In fact cutting spending right now would be entirely unproductive. On the other hand negotiating cuts now in future spending is a very rational thing to do. Except for some dumb anti-Obama zealots every person who didn't need to buy a vowel would tell you that.


Hey wtf what if a significant portion of that ended up being like the budget "cuts" from a few months ago? The same "cuts" that actually increased the budget. Convenient that folks forget that.

Dorothy Rissman

wtf, Same old tune. Why bother coming here? I assume you are here to throw mud pies. Obamabots? That is an old saw. Perhaps you should try to come up with something fresher.

I know you have better places to play. byebye.

Perhaps you are a republican troll.

Dorothy Rissman

PM, That presser was fabulous. So fabulous that Mark Halperin called the president a dick on Morning Joe.

It is my opinion that Obama was not just calling out the republicans. The dems have the same problem. Harry Reid and other Dem Senators are always on the television saying, we need for the president to let us know what to do. They want him to take responsibility for everything. That way, the president is the one who will take the fall if things go wrong. Cowards.

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