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Obama To Sharpton: The Rich Bind GOP Together

From BuzzFeed:

Obama Talks Black History Month, Republicans With Rev. Al Sharpton

In an interview from the Oval Office, Obama tells Rev. Al Sharpton Republicans can’t see “obvious answer right in front of them.”

February 21, 2013

President Obama continued his full court budget press against Republicans Thursday, insisting the GOP has become blinded by political considerations.

But he doesn’t project much.

"I think Republicans have been so dug in on this notion of never raising taxes that it becomes difficult for them to see an obvious answer right in front of them," Obama said during an interview Thursday morning on "Keeping it Real with Al Sharpton." …

But notice that instead of dealing with the looming sequester, which we are told means the end of the word, Obama is ‘Keeping It Real With Al Sharpton,’ and keeping up his war on the so-called rich. — How telling.

By the way, Obama never aske Sharpton to pay his back taxes, his ‘fair share.’

"At this point, we continue to reach out to the Republicans and say this is not going to be good for the economy," [Obama] said. "Whether or not we can move Republicans to do the right thing remains to be seen." …

"Do the right thing" is codeword for Al Sharpton’s audience. It means ‘Resist We Much!’

The Reverend started the conversation by asking the president about his thoughts on black history month. Obama said he enjoys watching the "next generation," including his daughters learn about black leaders in America’s history.

"The other thing is to reflect on where we’ve made progress and where we’ve fallen short," he said. "These are the best of times and the worst of times for large parts of the African American community."

Really? How is this the best of times for blacks? The record unemployment rate? The soaring murder rates? The high drop out and out of wedlock rates?

Here’s more on Obama’s historic interview with the Reverend Sharpton, via the Politico:

Obama: Helping rich only thing that ‘binds’ GOP together

By GLENN THRUSH | February 21, 2013

President Obama, speaking to a very friendly Al Sharpton as part of a round with black broadcasters Thursday, offered a harsh assessment of the GOP — arguing that their opposition to taxing the wealthy was the only thing keeping an otherwise deeply divided party from falling apart.

Even after they just raised taxes on the wealthy. Besides, one could argue that it is only racism and class warfare that binds the Democrats together. What else do they have?

Speaking about the looming sequester deadline, Obama said: "My sense is that their basic view is that nothing is important enough to raise taxes on wealthy individuals or corporations, and they would rather see [billions in sequester cuts to social programs]… That’s the thing that binds their party together at this point."

Obama boasted that "75 percent" of the country backed his mix of tax hikes and spending reductions — rejecting Republicans’ argument that he needs to pony up more budget and entitlement cuts.

Even if that were true, and it isn’t, we have already had the tax hikes, and not just on the so-called rich. Now where are the spending reductions?

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, February 22nd, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

One Response to “Obama To Sharpton: The Rich Bind GOP Together”

  1. GetBackJack says:

    Said the man with a million dollar golf lesson

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