Tuesday, June 28, 2011


Hey, the President means what he says he says!

One Democrat who was there said Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) bluntly asked Obama whether he was willing to fight for Democratic priorities amid GOP calls for trillions of dollars in spending cuts.

In asking the question, Waxman said he’d asked several Republicans about their White House meeting the day before and had been concerned by their response.

“To a person, they said the president’s going to cave,” Waxman told Obama, according to his colleague’s account.

“If you’re not going to cave, eliminating that misunderstanding is very, very important to the negotiations,” the lawmaker said, retelling Waxman’s message. “And if you’re going to cave, tell us right now.”

Obama, however, “didn’t answer the question,” the Democrat added. “Obama got in a huff, and he said, ‘I’m the president of the United States, my words carry weight’ — which is not the answer,” the lawmaker said. “That’s not what anyone challenges. It’s whether he is doing this negotiation in the right way.”

And that ladies and gentlemen, is why we now have the Public Option!!!



Raoul Paste said...

Finally, Obama gets some news from outside the bubble.
About time.

Montag said...

Umm, Prez, talking the talk only has weight when there's walking the walk behind it.

Just reading between the lines, though, it would seem that Obama has already caved, and he didn't want to admit that he had.

"I'm the President" doesn't mean shit to the feral children on the other side of the aisle--they're gonna go right on biting his ankles until they get what they want.

pansypoo said...

o has to accept the GOP is just not into him.

MD said...

I'm pragmatic... I love a pragmatic, President....I also understand the history and the significance of the the first _____ President. I cannot wait until Bachmania is Presnut......Then we can really bitch.

Anonymous said...

Obama may have concluded that because his words pack weight, the only thing GOP hears is that uppity n----- said something and now we can spin him into his place.
The gnews has reported a lot of phony shit before about his inability to stand his ground. cf. when He got the health care bill passed.
Nothing like drama of reliving High Noon showdowns over and over and over... vox

Raoul Paste said...

I've heard that Obama reads Firedoglake. If so, he's getting an earful today. Good.