Wednesday night, the White House dropped a bomb on the “Democratic” Party. Obama offered Social Security and Medicare cuts to the Republicans in exchange for “basically nothing”. The “Democrats” reacted as expected but I wouldn’t declare this bomb defused just yet. The “Democratic” Poverty Pimps and Corporate Whores have a history of reacting negatively to policies they eventually support. They are poverty pimps and corporate whores for a reason.
With that backdrop, President Obama may find that there is only one course left to avoid a global economic calamity: Invoke Section 4 of the Fourteenth Amendment, which says that “the validity of the public debt of the United States … shall not be questioned.” This constitutional option is one that the president alone may exercise. Katrina vanden Heuvel
If the President has the power to avoid this artificial crisis created by the Republicans, and he doesn’t use his power to protect his core constituents, then the “Democratic” Party must oppose his 2012 nomination for President. Obama lost my support with the GWB tax cuts extension, and I know Obama isn’t a Progressive. Thankfully, the Republicans are exposing this political coward to the rest of the “Democratic” Party. But most “Democrats” are like Eva Braun, ready to marry the lunatic Fuhrer just before they commit suicide. “Democrats” and Progressives should let him commit political suicide but not destroy the American middle class in the process.
I expected Obama to cave (see Translating Obama), so I’m not surprised at his cowardice, and I also expect the worthless “Democrats” to cave. Obama will modify his capitulation just enough to peel off a few Poverty Pimps and Corporate Whores to pass his “compromise”. Current public statements notwithstanding, the stealth Republican, Obama, will continue this pattern of compromise, capitulation, and surrender. Mr “I know how to negotiate” is a worthless stinking turd that needs to be flushed out of the “Democratic” Party by a primary challenger. And the Poverty Pimps and Corporate Whores that follow this worthless turd need to be flushed the same way.