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President Obama JUST NOW (6 PM EDT) has gone to the public airwaves, and FINALLY PINNED THE TAIL ON THE GOP ELEPHANT.

He called out the GOP intransigence, and their LUDICROUS insistence on "No New Taxes".

Speaker John Boehner walked out on the final negotiations earlier in the day, and finally SHOWED HIS TRU COWARDICE - the Speaker cannot tame his unruly Tea Party children, who SINCERELY BELIEVE they were elected to KILL THE NATION"S ECONOMY!

it should be clear by now to ANYONE with HALF a brain that the GOP is POISONOUS.

In that regard, the President just CALLED THE GOP's BLUFF by keeping talks alive and tempting the GOP with cuts to the big three sacred cows - Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.

i HAD HOPED he was doing the rope-a-dope on Speaker Boehner and the Tea Party caucus, and now it's even more clear that was EXACTLY what he was going.

A few minutes ago, the President stated he would raise the debt ceiling ON HIS OWN with authority granted from (possibly) the Senate - {clarification - this went by quite quickly, and I only just barely caught it, so there may have been some caveat on this}

let's HOPE that he WILL DO SO WITHOUT doing ANY SPENDING CUTS NOW, and deferrin the discussion until cooler heads can prevail.

I guess the President looked down the barrel of the Gun the GOP was pointing at him,, and realized the chamber was empty.


Folks, there's only ONE way to save our nation - VOTE THE GOP OUT OF CONTROL in 2012!

Work hard - donate, call, walk the precincts, blog, spread the world


(update - many thanks for putting this on the Rec List. - dagnome)

Originally posted to One Small Voice of Reason on Fri Jul 22, 2011 at 03:25 PM PDT.

Also republished by ClassWarfare Newsletter: WallStreet VS Working Class Global Occupy movement.


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