"The rather obvious solution is a clean debt ceiling hike, but none of the people involved in this ridiculous mess seem to want that.
Using crisis as an excuse to ram through massive 'bipartisan' changes without public input is horribly undemocratic.
Shame on all of them."
Compromise My Ass:
"Man, the citizens of this country are being duped big time, again.
Dupe: One that is easily deceived or cheated; delude, trick.
President Obama quoted Thomas Jefferson in his nationally televised speech tonight. Here's another quote from Jefferson:
Thomas Jefferson: .'If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of all property until their children wake up homeless on the continent their Fathers conquered.'"
It’s not like you weren’t warned:
"My response to the President’s speech?
You know, at some point, you just have to stop listening to people who always end being proven wrong.
And to help nudge you along, here’s a reminder of what some people, some outsiders, some people who are scorned as “the professional left” and as “bloggers in their mother’s basement” were saying, back at the time President Obama agreed to extend the Bush tax cuts in December 2010, last year:"
Does politics disappoint Pres. Obama?:
"The President doesn't want his hands tied. I can understand that from Lincoln -- but Obama doesn't face an armed rebellion, he faces a bunch of Republicans who don't want to do what's reasonable, what's customary, and what the American people overwhelmingly want. I understand the need for negotiation, but he's not really negotiating with the Republicans. He's like a man picking up an unconscious opponent from the floor and pretending to wrestle with him so he can justify calling the bout a draw. He has sought this outcome; sought the inferior position we suddenly, amazingly given public opinion, find ourselves in today."
AMERICAblog News: The top priority of Obama’s "grand bargain" is his reelection:
"but it seems depraved that a Democrat would run for reelection on a platform that would 'cut social insurance and health care programs for people who are old and sick and cannot work.' If a GOP President proposed these changes, we'd be calling it was it is. The Democratic base would be apoplectic. But, for some reason, we're all supposed to suck it up because a Democratic President is doing it. It's just wrong."