…CONGRESSMAN PAUL RYAN
…NRA EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT WAYNE LAPIERRE
…FORMER SENATOR RICK SANTORUM
…CONGRESSMAN STEVE SCALISE
…LOUISIANNA GOVERNOR BOBBY JINDAL
…CITIZENS UNITED PRESIDENT DAVID BOSSIE
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Donald Douglas links to a piece by Daniel Henninger
Here’s one thought: The main reason there isn’t, and may never be, a solution on the fiscal cliff is that Barack Obama doesn’t know how to do a political compromise. Where in his career did Barack Obama ever learn the art of the political deal? Nowhere.
Recall the famous Blair House summit he called early in 2010 amid the legislating over ObamaCare. Lamar Alexander, Tom Coburn, Paul Ryan and other Republicans talked about wonkish compromises. All of it, every single idea, blew right by the president. Naturally the legislation got zero GOP votes. A kid running for high-school president could have gotten more opposition votes than that.
Presidents, kings, queens, generals all have accomplished a modus vivendi with their opponents and mortal enemies. Until now. What deal of Clintonesque majesty has Barack Obama ever pulled off?
The fiscal-cliff negotiation is a train driven by an engineer who doesn’t know how to use the brake, doesn’t know where the brake is and doesn’t care. His idea of politics is giving campaign speeches outside Washington to assemble a Sandy of public sentiment that will blow congressional Republicans off the cliff.
Politics ain’t beanbag, but it also isn’t just about politics. While Barack Obama may think his election mandate includes the ruin of the Republican Party, Republicans seeking a strategy of self-preservation should assert their refusal to participate in the ruin of the nation. As it is, the fiscal cliff has degenerated into a familiar Beltway melodrama in which the media reduce the whole thing to which party gets shafted. As to the health of the gasping American economy, well, whatever.
I give you one word, radical! Donald Douglas sums it up like this
Progressives suck, especially our Dear Progressive Leader Barack Hussein. All hail!
Smitty crunches the numbers and tells the answer, 68!
And Chris at Wyblog will not allow Crazy Uncle Joe to get away with that Read it all, LOTS more at the link
It’s always “blame Bush.” Easier than taking responsibility. Or solving the problem. The thing is though, Joe Biden was right there cheering along with everyone else when those two wars were approved.
Biden pointed to Ryan and blamed the recession on “this man voting to put two wars on a credit card…” The only problem with this assertion is then-Sen. Joe Biden voted for those “two wars on credit cards” too. He doesn’t want you to know that, but it’s absolutely true.
Oops. Talk about an inconvenient truth.
Then there’s the equally inconvenient fact that when it comes to putting stuff “on credit cards” Obama makes Bush look like a piker. Here’s my favorite chart again: