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Once again, this isn't Groundhog Day. After calls for shared sacrifice, compromise and birthday cakes made of rainbows in his Monday night press conference, President Obama's White House staff again threatened to veto House Speaker John Boehner's debt ceiling bill. Essentially, Tuesday was a claptrap and a complete waste of a day as the GOP tried to get bipartisan support on Boehner's bill, but couldn't even muster enough votes from their base to pass it. If this nonstop rigmarole was as exciting as Congressman Barney Frank's gay brothel that he operated out of his house in the 1980's, it'd be much more interesting. It's not, but it certainly highlights how demagogic President Obama and his liberal cronies are when they don't have a solution.
Thanks to President Obama's arrogant explanation, Americans now know what this debt ceiling thingy is. Vice Idiot Joe Biden must have given the President some of his plagiarized work to figure the issue out. Additionally, we also know that corporate jets, the wealthy and oil producers are on the FBI's Most Wanted list for holding America hostage and putting them in this fiscal mess. Fortunately, that's not true, but it certainly shows how fanatic Obama's focus group minions are at crafting their message, regardless of the truth.
News broke last night that Boehner scrapped his plans to bring his bill to a vote today and is instead waiting until Thursday. The reason is because he doesn't have the votes and the CBO score wasn't as good as he expected. It barely addresses the issue, which is the out-of-control spending in Washington. Boehner's bill would only cut the deficit by $850 billion, not the $1.2 trillion he originally claimed. Both amounts are a hair plug on Chuck Schumer because they're counted over a 10-year period, thus they're spread out and hardly address the immediate problem. For whatever reason, many politicians don't see the severity of this situation.
Boehner will be modifying his bill to get more support from the conservative base, which is needed. The liberal base doesn't care about the issue, so it doesn't really matter what they think. To fight the inevitable argument, if liberals cared, then where is their plan? There isn't one. The modified GOP bill will likely include higher savings and or the Cut, Cap and Balance that Democrats refuse to endorse because it's a measure from the GOP. As Senator Jim DeMint (R - SC) said, "The fact that the President won't even consider balancing the budget over the next ten years is frightening." And he's spot on. Bush was a spendaholic, but Obama is Bush on steroids and his spending has not helped the economy, but rather has divided the nation.
With the White House chief propagandist and Harry Potter stunt-double Jay Carney stating that Obama will veto the Boehner bill, it's time to call his bluff.
"The Speaker's proposal cannot pass the Senate, will not pass the Senate, will not reach the president's desk. We have a divided government. We have a two-party system. No party controls every branch of government. Compromise is the only option."
It's now clear that the White House is opposed to any GOP backed plan. Unfortunately for them, the Democratic party has only put together one bill, which almost mirrors Boehner's bill, was started just eight days before the August 2 deadline, knowing it won't pass the House. An Obama speech can't be scored, but the strategy behind that is there's nothing in writing, so they can't be blamed. As more details unravel of the behind-the-scenes, politburo talks on the deficit and debt ceiling debate, there has been compromise. However, the great uniter, Barack Obama, told Harry Reid to toss his joint bill with Boehner into Michelle's organic garden over the weekend because it was a short-term solution. For Obama, he needs to focus on his 2012 re-election campaign and can't be distracted by these irrelevant issues. Pathetic? Yes. Surprising? Is the Pope German?
When Obama interrupted primetime television on Monday night to give a campaign speech as if he was speaking to the Democratic National Committee, one and only one of his possessed skills was shown: community organizing. The phone lines and websites on Capitol Hill yesterday almost doubled in volume! America finally got to see the roots of our president. It's just unfortunate for him that his speech provided absolutely nothing to the debate.
Justin Credible is a contributing editor for Habledash.