Obama: Back to School!

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Is that a Democrat donkey falling off that cliff, I wonder?

Many of us have had a dream in which we find ourselves back in school – why are we there? We got out years ago, have a job –  we’re married! What’s going on?!   I wonder if President Obama has that dream, but he belongs back in school!

Asked why he continued to talk with Republicans who hold to the most extreme positions possible – Starve the beast!  Privatize social security! Cut Medicare! No New Revenue (Taxes)! – and perhaps most disturbing – Default? What me worry? I read the Federalist Papers! – Obama replied, “Because someone has to show that they’re serious about this!” That sounds like the frustrated and clueless plea of a novice teacher faced with a class of violently disobedient children.

His way of showing his seriousness is to bend over backwards to offer an agreement that sells out the party and the people who worked to elect him, that tears down the great social accomplishments of the modern American state, and that contains virtually nothing in return. “Balance” is the word of the day. We’ll cut entitlements and spending, if you will mention, uh…think about…uh, maybe, pretty please, sort of promise to close tax loopholes for corporations and raise the rates on the richest 1% of citizens. To the Tea Party contingent, taxing the mega-rich is a “Tax on the American People.” To paraphrase Tonto, “What you mean ‘we’ rich man?”

Obama seems blindly committed to his post-partisanship agenda, but how does that work when the other party is committed to the destruction of everything your party stands for? Do you just say, “Let’s talk about it some more.” That works in a college seminar, which is where Obama seems to think he is standing, but when he wakes up, if ever, he will see that he is in the elected office of the presidency.

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2 Responses to Obama: Back to School!

  1. Ducky's here says:

    He could have the deal from McConnell that allows raising the debt limit.

    Fact is that he wants to seriously gut Social Security and Medicare. This guy is the stealth candidate. What Bush couldn’t do in his stupid ham fisted fashion, Obama can very likely get done in a deal where he makes the Republicans look responsible. He’s a master.

    This guy is further right than Bush ever dreamed of being.

    A truly vile man.

    • Lichanos says:

      This guy is further right than Bush ever dreamed of being.
      Only possible to say this because it’s been nearly three years since GWB: adversity is sweet in retrospect.

      I don’t think he wants to gut those programs, but he’s so much an establishment guy, or a tool of them, that he thinks he has to. In the end, it still matters…a little.

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