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Thursday, December 9, 2010

I Stand By My Earlier Prediction That Dems Will Not Walk Away From Obama

News crossing the wires is that the Democrats in the House have rejected Obama's tax deal with Republicans in a non-binding vote:
The House Democratic Caucus on Thursday rejected the tax deal negotiated between the White House and Senate Republicans.

The non-binding vote of the caucus held during a closed-door meeting puts tremendous pressure on House leaders to win changes to a proposal the White House has presented as a "take it or leave it" package.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) issued a brief statement after the vote indicating that lower-chamber Democrats will fight to alter the bill.
People are getting excited.

But I'm still not believing it.  Looks like a negotiation ploy.  Or face saving.

Let's wait and see if it sticks. 
I stand by my earlier prediction that when it comes down to the wire, Democrats will not walk away from Obama.

If Democrats buck Obama on this one, then all bets are off for this presidency, as the mimes will have realized that the box was only in their own minds.

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  1. I stand with you on that. If Obama were GOP, I'd take your money and laugh all the way to the bank. He's a Dem and they hang together like fleas on a hairy dog.

  2. Gee. I thought all bets were off anyway. After all, they now know better what they bought in 08.

    Seems many on the left don't like the empty suit any more... keeping in mind the fact, however, that they've really got no where else to go.

    Many German industrialists supported Hitler in the early 30's, because they were sure they could control him once he rose to power.

    (No, I'm not comparing Obama to Hitler. But the situation that helped him achieve power seems to have repeated itself somewhat.)

    Last November is too close to forget. And 2012 isn't that far away.

    The D's know if they don't make a stand here, they're goners. And they'd rather lose Obama then lose their own jobs.

    If Obama steamrolls them now, it'll be a frequent exercise over the next 2 years. Will the right be smart enough to allow them to commit political hara-kiri?

  3. Nope, they're just upset about his not telling them what he was going to do (justifiably so, I think), and they are trying to make this one of those teachable moments he loves so so much . . . when he's not the one being taught a lesson.

  4. I agree. They're just engaging in a bunch of political theater. It's not like we haven't seen Democrats pretend to be principled only to cave when their votes are needed. We all remember the allegedly pro-life Democrats led by Bart Stupback who caved on healthcare.

  5. You've probably got it right. But...

    What do they think(I'm using the term loosely here)they will gain/lose by holding out?

    Or conversely by going with the agreement?

    They are in an even bigger echo chamber than Obama is. So while we may read their not going along as their not realizing the consequences of the 2010 elections, what's their end game?

  6. They call the House racist cuz that feeds into the conspiracy mindset that's prevalent in the 'hood. A lot of folks don't realize that many in the community respond to criticism of Obama as though it were personal attacks against them cuz if Obama (Harvard and Columbia educated (really? where's the proof?)) can't cut it as an executive then what black person can. So their ego and aspirations are almost inextricably linked to his fate. They'd go down with him rather than abandon ship and pointing to the House as racist provides a cover that will prevent them from feeling like losers on the public stage. In private, they'll be saying 'what a disaster!'. In public, it's 'O B A M A!'.