Obama’s most incredible statement comes in response to a question by NBC’s Chuck Todd who asks the President to respond to the Democrat Progressive wing that finds the Obama compromise outrageous, among other things. The President’s weak response is hardly Presidential, but then that should not surprise you. The only thing missing here is “The devil made me do it.”
Our little clip begins with Todd’s question and the money line comes right at the top. But make sure you listen through because it is full of distortions. The Republicans have always wanted to the middle class tax rates to continue, and those for upper income. Republicans are, after all, the party of tax cuts. But then he thinks he can actually persuade Democrats by ensuring them that he will fight any more extensions when these rates expire in two years. Any lefty that believes that deserves this guy. He campaigned on eliminating the Bush tax rates in 2008 and then refused to fight in 2010.
Question … does anyone believe him that he will fight an extension of the tax rates in 2012 if the economy is still on the rocks? As for Republicans, likening them to hostage takers, one day after the great compromise, is probably not a smart political move either.
AP at Hot Air has perhaps the line of the night on this.
Note to The One: Probably not a good idea for America’s top law enforcement officer and military commander-in-chief to broadcast the fact that he’ll come to the table only if you play rough enough with him.