Time For Obama To Grow A Pair
by nanobot, Mon Apr 11, 2011 at 03:43:46 PM EDT
Let's stop beating around the bush. Obama is being pilloried by one and all as The Great Capitulator, The Great Neutral, Nowhere Man, etc., etc.
Here are some random comments I pulled from a diary at Kos:
When you give in to extortionists, they just increase their demands.
We beg you Mr. President, fight back for Americans.
It will be different this time. It will. Really. I know it. It has to be. That's what I have been saying for two years. Lost hope.
America is toast. Forget about frames and messaging. Forget about organizing and action alerts. Our only hope is that Obama has an epiphany and grows a pair until he locates his spine.
Obama has been torn between wanting to propose major budget changes to entice Republicans to the bargaining table, including on Social Security, and believing they would never agree to raise revenues on upper-income Americans as part of the deal.
Perhaps we should accept the Ryan Plan now, because the Republican bullies will only make the Democrats and the Great Mediator accept something worse because they delayed. When the bully demands 25 cents and you delay, it goes up to 50 cents. The Bully already knows you won't fight anyway.
That is why Republicans see the vote as their best chance this year to force President Barack Obama to accept dramatic reductions in the federal budget, this time perhaps measured in trillions, rather than billions.
This is a diary at Kos by Meteor Blades: Boehner makes plans to take more budget hostages http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/04/11/965607/-Boehner-makes-plans-to-take-more-budget-hostages
“I can tell you this: There will not be an increase in the debt limit without something really, really big attached to it,” House Speaker John Boehner, an Ohio Republican, said at an April 9 fundraiser in Connecticut.
It's all over except for the shouting match. The ship has sailed and the fat lady is already singing. America's only hope is that God Her Own Self intercedes and Obama wakes up with a huge pair of big brass ones.