Friday, July 22, 2011

A Cloud of Doom

No Deal: Debt Ceiling Talks Between Obama, Boehner Break Down

"Boehner sent a letter to his Republican colleagues explaining his decision to pull out of talks for a "grand bargain." Here are some highlights:

"It has become evident that the White House is not serious about ending the spending binge that is destroying jobs and endangering our children's future," he wrote, adding, "A deal was never reached, and was never really close."

"The president is emphatic that taxes have to be raised. ... The president is emphatic that we cannot make fundamental changes to our entitlement programs," Boehner wrote."

"For these reasons, I have decided to end discussions with the White House and begin conversations with the leaders in the Senate in an effort to find a path forward.""

President Obama lacks the intellectual capacity to deal with this disaster. He has no vision, no plan, no ideas and a massive ego. Is ego an impeachable defect?

Peggy Noonan, long one of the President's biggest supporters and cheerleaders has had enough. She write for all America today when she says "Out of the Way, Please, Mr. President." You can read her entire essay here:
The Wall Street Journal

1 comment:

shoo said...

I have had my doubts for a couple weeks as to whether Obama wants any deal at all. I suspect what he really wants is to maneuver to a government shutdown in such a way as he can blame Republicans for it, as a way of boosting his approval ratings or at least serious damaging the Republicans.

The media are complicit in the scheme. They are happy to report that he says he is willing to make 4 trillion in cuts, without him actually making any kind of an offer whatsoever.

Boehner also sees this trap. He is now looking for a deal, any deal, that he can get the Senate to agree to so he can put something on Obama's desk. If Obama then vetoes, it will be hard to argue it is the Republican's fault.