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HonestChieffan
07-25-2011, 11:36 AM
By making his political future the key and undermining any proposal that he does not like, he will end up looking really bad to the people but more so to his party members in congress. None of those people R or D wants to go home and explain a disaster.

Amateur hour is settling in. Its about Obama, not the country or the debt ceiling. Not cuts or revenues. All Obama all the time.





(Washington Examiner) — Aides to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid worked closely over the weekend with staff for House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on a bill to resolve the debt-ceiling standoff — until Reid pulled out after meeting with President Obama at the White House Sunday.

“He and his staff were writing the bill with us,” says a senior Republican. “We were still working on it by the time he got back from the White House.” Asked whether Reid and his staff were fully involved in the work, the senior Republican replied, “edit after edit after edit.” A key GOP aide confirmed the account.

But the GOP bill to cut spending and raise the debt ceiling, which would avert the coming default crisis, would also require at least one more debt increase before the 2012 election, and the president, working hard for re-election, does not want to deal with the issue again before November 2012. After consulting with Obama Sunday evening, Reid’s willingness to work with the GOP disappeared. (The White House has all along blamed Republicans for blowing up the talks.)

“I think Reid wants to get this done,” says the senior Republican. “The problem is, the White House is so far out on a limb on vetoing anything that doesn’t get Obama through the 2012 election that it’s now kind of personal.” For Reid to keep working with the GOP would be a slap at the president and leader of the Democratic party — a virtually impossible scenario for the Majority Leader.

RINGLEADER
07-25-2011, 12:19 PM
By making his political future the key and undermining any proposal that he does not like, he will end up looking really bad to the people but more so to his party members in congress. None of those people R or D wants to go home and explain a disaster.

Amateur hour is settling in. Its about Obama, not the country or the debt ceiling. Not cuts or revenues. All Obama all the time.

Well the polling certainly is inconsistent with what the pundits are saying (that Obama is winning this battle). Obama is now -5 average at RCP with no poll reporting a plurality of support for Obama's job approval rating.

HonestChieffan
07-25-2011, 12:20 PM
I read that in order to cut down on Drunk Driving, the administration intends to raise the blood alcohol ceiling in the coming weeks.

BucEyedPea
07-25-2011, 12:27 PM
I read that in order to cut down on Drunk Driving, the administration intends to raise the blood alcohol ceiling in the coming weeks.

Well, some locales, including here, have made the yellow traffic lights shorter at the ones where there are cameras. Tickets have sky rocketed here. Just another revenue device by making us all criminals.