***Breaking NEWS***Breaking NEWS: House Dems rejects tax cut deal: http://thehill.com/homenews/house/132885-house-dems-vote-to-reject-tax-cut-deal–
Here, from a recent Shawn Hannity program, is all the confirmation libs need to see red over the tax-cuts-for-the-fithy-rich deal:
HANNITY: All right. Amidst all the controversy on Capitol Hill surrounding the extension of the Bush tax cuts, one thing is crystal clear. This deal marks a major defeat for the anointed one who let political gamesmanship get the best of him.
Well, now he’s backtracking on one of his central campaign promises. But apparently that’s not how he sees it.
Yup. As I mentioned on my Dec. 8th webcast, Senator John Cornyn (R. Pricksville) couldn’t wait to kick the prez on his way down. It was the GOP’s gains in the midterm election, not some ideological shift, that caused Obama’s flip-flop:
“President Obama’s decision yesterday to join with Republicans in opposing the largest tax increase in American history was made not because he had a sudden change in political or economic philosophy.”
And why, exactly, are progs and libs especially pissed off over this deal? According to the Washington Post’s Ezra Klein , $133 billion is being spent to give the tax breaks to only 4.8 million of the nation’s wealthiest families, while $214 billion is being spent on tax cuts for the other 150 million middle class families. You do the math. And, of course, the s0-called 99 weekers, the long term unemployed, got squat from this deal.
But here’s the good news: not since Obama’s run for the White House, has the Democratic Party based been so aroused, so over stimulated you might even say. It’s not just the poor and dispossesed that are turning on the President; it’s also main stream Dem pols like Sherrod Brown and Harry Reid, and MSM commentators like Ed Schultz and Keith Olbermann. This is the most testosterone the liberal establishment has shown since they kicked Robert Bork to the curb 25 years ago.
Too bad the President isn’t on board. At least yet.