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Obama: No Tax Deal = Failed Presidency

From The Hill:

Obama tells lawmakers not passing tax deal could end presidency, Dem says

By Jordan Fabian – 12/15/10

In urging lawmakers to vote for his tax deal, President Obama is using one of his go-to lines from the healthcare debate, according to a Democratic lawmaker.

Obama is telling members of Congress that failure to pass the tax-cut legislation could result in the end of his presidency, Rep. Peter DeFazio (Ore.) said.

So it would be a ‘win win’?

"The White House is putting on tremendous pressure, making phone calls, the president is making phone calls saying this is the end of his presidency if he doesn’t get this bad deal," he told CNN’s Eliot Spitzer.

But the White House shot back late on Wednesday.

"The president hasn’t said anything remotely like that and has never spoken with Mr. DeFazio about the issue," said White House spokesman Tommy Vietor

Whom to believe?

And never mind that Mr. Obama said the same thing about the ‘stimulus’ way back in March of 2009. (See below.)

During the end of the healthcare debate, Obama reportedly told Democrats upset that the bill did not contain a public healthcare option that not passing it could put his presidency on the line and stall the liberal agenda for decades.

And, as usual, Mr. Obama had it exactly backwards. Ramming through his ‘healthcare reform’ is the primary thing that has "put his presidency on the line and stalled the liberal agenda." And, to that extent, we suppose we should be grateful for it.

Still, what a baby Mr. Obama is. Some of us realized that we were electing a confirmed Marxist to the Presidency. But even we didn’t realize he was such a childish Marxist.

By the way, this is how the Politico reported Mr. Obama’s earlier threat, back in February 2009:

Obama: Re-election rests on stimulus

By ANDY BARR | 2/2/09

President Barack Obama acknowledged Monday that the fate of his re-election four years from now likely rests on the success of the proposed $825 billion stimulus package.

“A year from now, I think people are going to see that we’re starting to make some progress. But there’s still going to be some pain out there,” Obama predicted during an interview on NBC’s “Today Show.”

“If I don’t have this done in three years, then there’s going to be a one-term proposition.”

By the way, it’s been almost two years and we aren’t seeing a lot of "progress."

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, December 16th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

15 Responses to “Obama: No Tax Deal = Failed Presidency”

  1. GetBackJack says:

    I believe these people are confused about the meaning of the word ‘progress’ ….

  2. Liberals Demise says:

    Failed Presidency = Permanent Vacation

    “TAKE IT”

  3. Mithrandir says:

    For the last 10 years, the government has had to resort to extremism to get anything done.

    Had to invade Iraq / Afghanistan

    Had to pass the Patriot Act

    Had to pass dictatorial executive orders

    Had to pass the bailouts

    Had to pass health care

    Had to pass bills no one read

    Had to invent the Department of Homeland Security

    Had to give the TSA groping powers

    Have to spend money on school lunches (voting block kick backs) overweight school kids are a National Security Risk, you know!

    “These are unusual times, therefore we need to screw the American people for their own good!”

  4. TerryAnne says:

    Who is this guy? And who does he think he is?

    Oh…wait… [gag] [rolling eyes]

  5. tranquil.night says:

    While of course he’s a narcissist, he’s actually parroting a media template, which is to immediately ask “How will this effect the Obama Presidency” on the heels of any and every new development.

    I wonder if he says this to the golf-ball before every putt. You’d see me out in the bushes or swimming in the water, waiting to poke my head out: “You WILL NOT make this shot you JACKASS!”

    If only it were that easy.

  6. P. Aaron says:

    As if we have a president now?

  7. JohnMG says:

    …..”Whom to believe?…..”

    Hmmm. Tough question. Let’s see now. If it has AP, Reuters, New York Times, Washington Post, Daily Kos, Huffington Post, CNN, MSNBC, CBS NPR, PBS, or a capital D associated with it in any way, shape, or form, I’d say it’s bullshit.

    Other than that………..

  8. JohnMG says:

    I will also make one other prediction borne of cynicism.

    IF this measure passes, and IF the economy responds and shows the slightest signs of improvement, by this time nest year all we will hear from the MSM is how courageous Obama was in going against his own party, and how masterful he was in brokering a deal with the Republicans in order to produce the Obama Economic Tax Incentive legislation.

    Watch this space.

  9. canary says:

    Meanwhile Obama administration EPA, Agriculture, with Czars has come far in implementing “” ICLEI “”

    Here’s a piece to help you see whats going on right under your noses as the stimulus money with expensive strings attached (can end up costing more than the handout) is growing and managing to be very quiet.
    So many liberal giant threats issues, red herrings, and lack of media reporting; quiet towns and cities
    don’t exactly want everyone else knowing, as the idea is to grab all they can first.

    Remember those speeches Obama said the country that leads in environmental technology will be the
    country with the most power in the world. He didn’t say this about health care or taxes.

    Start noticing things around you. Your media isn’t going to report it, after all they want it in their state before the other states. It’s a contest. It’s communism. And I do not understand the hesitancy to use the world socialism. I’ve been pointing out to people certain things happening, happen in communist countries. And how the fear works. Look at poor Mc Donalds allowing California to tell them what to serve and not challenging it. One of poorer families greatest times is an outing at Mc Donalds. Ask some really poor kids.

    http://www.freedomadvocates.org/images/pdf/ICLEI%20Basic%20Steps%20to%20Exposure.pdf

  10. proreason says:

    When I started calling him dorm boy a couple of years ago, I had no idea how accurate the description was. Never has there been a person this immature in high office, perhaps since the days of Nero.

    Petulant, lying, arrogant, uninformed, vindictive, thin skinned, irresponible, party boy, prefers play to work, takes endless vacations, avoids work at all cost, total lack of realism, imagines he has great powers, says one thing does another, sets unrealistic deadlines then ignores them….it’s endless.

    But the dorm room remark was meant to convey a college student. Junior high appears more realistic.

    • Mithrandir says:

      Obama is not smashing any racial stereotypes, that’s for sure. If he wanted to disprove that blacks are lazy, self-absorbed, affirmative action-unqualified, trash-talkers……..he’s doing a poor job of it.

  11. Tater Salad says:

    Omnibus Pork by the Numbers: List of Senators and Their Earmark Count

    Bipartisan pork! Here are the Porksters!

    Via Jamie Dupree

    In fact, if you break down the number of earmarks for each Senator, you will see that the top two earmarkers in terms of pure numbers are the two GOP Senators from Mississippi, Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker. Cochran happens to be the top Republican on the Senate Appropriations Committee.

    Note: Senator Orrin Hatch has since removed his one earmark.

    Cochran (R-MS) 230
    Wicker (R-MS) 199
    Murray (D-WA) 172
    Harkin (D-IA) 152
    Reid (D-NV) 129
    Menendez (D-NJ) 123
    Feinstein (D-CA) 121
    Lautenberg (D-NJ) 120
    Lincoln (D-AR) 114
    Inouye (D-HI) 113
    Schumer (D-NY) 106
    Johnson (D-SD) 105
    Landrieu (D-LA) 104
    Specter (D-PA) 103
    Pryor (D-AR) 96
    Levin (D-MI) 93
    Stabenow (D-MI) 91
    Boxer (D-CA) 90
    Brown (D-OH) 87
    Grassley (R-IA) 86
    Bingaman (D-NM) 86
    Durbin (D-IL) 86
    Akaka (D-HI) 83
    Wyden (D-OR) 83
    Cardin (D-MD) 79
    Merkley (D-OR) 79
    Gillibrand (D-NY) 79
    Bond (R-MO) 78
    Bennett (R-UT) 76
    Casey (D-PA) 76
    Udall (D-NM) 73
    Reed (D-RI) 70
    Kerry (D-MA) 69
    Cantwell (D-WA) 69
    Hagan (D-NC) 69
    Voinovich (R-OH) 68
    Klobuchar (D-MN) 68
    Rockefeller (D-WV) 67
    Dodd (D-CT) 66
    Mikulski (D-MD) 65
    Tester (D-MT) 65
    Lieberman (ID-CT) 64
    Hutchison (R-TX) 63
    Baucus (D-MT) 62
    Dorgan (D-ND) 60
    Warner (D-VA) 60
    Webb (D-VA) 58
    Franken (D-MN) 58
    Collins (R-ME) 57
    Leahy (D-VT) 56
    Murkowski (R-AK) 55
    Whitehouse (D-RI) 55
    Kohl (D-WI) 54
    Conrad (D-ND) 52
    Vitter (R-LA) 48
    Cornyn (R-TX) 45
    Snowe (R-ME) 44
    Nelson (D-FL) 43
    Chambliss (R-GA) 42
    Crapo (R-ID) 41
    Risch (R-ID) 41
    Bennet (D-CO) 40
    Brownback (R-KS) 39
    Carper (D-DE) 39
    Burr (R-NC) 38
    Begich (D-AK) 37
    McConnell (R-KY) 35
    Roberts (R-KS) 35
    Sanders (I-VT) 33
    Shelby (R-AL) 32
    Inhofe (R-OK) 32
    Shaheen (D-NH) 32
    Alexander (R-TN) 30
    Udall (D-CO) 30
    Lugar (R-IN) 29
    Graham (R-SC) 27
    Thune (R-SD) 26
    Isakson (R-GA) 24
    Nelson (D-NE) 23
    Sessions (R-AL) 21
    Bunning (R-KY) 21
    Ensign (R-NV) 20
    Gregg (R-NH) 13
    Barrasso (R-WY) 4
    Enzi (R-WY) 3
    Hatch (R-UT) 1
    Bayh (D-IN) 1
    Corker (R-TN) 1
    Brown (R-MA) 1
    McCain (R-AZ) 0
    Feingold (D-WI) 0
    Kyl (R-AZ) 0
    DeMint (R-SC) 0
    Coburn (R-OK) 0
    McCaskill (D-MO) 0
    Johanns (R-NE) 0
    LeMieux (R-FL) 0
    Manchin (D-WV) 0
    Coons (D-DE) 0
    Kirk (R-IL) 0

  12. Rusty Shackleford says:

    “…But there’s still going to be some pain out there, Obama predicted”

    Interesting. He let the truth slip out again. But he grooves on that pain. He’s down with that. Hopefully, when this jughead is done wrecking the country, he will evaporate into complete obscurity…or maybe open a center for “man-made disaster training”. ‘Course, it would go broke in the first five minutes if he ran it. So, I really don’t fear him in the private sector. He has been afforded this opportunity to vandalize this nation and the only good thing is that it’s a fixed timetable. The scariest thing about this piece is that it alludes to him getting re-elected in 2012. Yet, in his mind he’s already been a “great one-term president”, giving himself a “solid B+”. The nation’s failure is his success. Talk about an upside-down universe.

    • proreason says:

      “The nation’s failure is his success.”

      That’s about as good as I’ve heard it stated.

      It should become the motto for 2012.


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