wbwbruce commented on the blog post Shutdown Fears Rise as House Passes CR That Cannot Pass Senate
Solyndra was not Obama’s baby if that’s what you are implying.
It’s often claimed that the Solyndra loan guarantee was “rushed through” by the Obama Administration for political reasons. In fact, the Solyndra loan guarantee was a multi-year process that the Bush Administration launched in 2007.
wbwbruce commented on the blog post Marist Poll: 49 Percent Definitely Plan to Vote Against Obama
I am an independent and as mad as I am at Obama for not kicking Republican A$$ There isn’t a Republican on Earth that I would vote for.
wbwbruce commented on the diary post Protesting Too Much? Right-Wing Attacks on Sheriff Dupnik Are Tacit Confession on Their Part by Phoenix Woman.
Republican rhetoric * Mar. 2009 – Michele Bachman (R-MN) states that she wants the citizens of her state “armed and dangerous”. * Aug. 2009 – someone dropped a gun from their pants at a Giffords town hall meeting in Arizona. * Jan. 2010 – Sharron Angle gives famous “second amendment remedies” speech, and also states [...]
I HAVE READ DOZENS OF COMMENTS HERE THAT CLAIM THE PRESIDENT COULD HAVE/SHOULD HAVE HELD OUT…..BUT THERE ARE FEW DETAILS
I see the same kind of criticism from the House Dems, but I do not see them proposing an alternative. Let’s assume that Obama had refused to deal except at the level being demanded here and in the House.
Here is what I think would have happened had the President refused to make this compromise:
NOTHING! LET’S SPELL IT OUT….
How would the next three weeks have gone?
A) Every day would have been the same: The GOP saying “everyone gets the current rate or no one does” and the DEMS saying “no one gets the current rate IF the top brackets do.”
B) Nothing else would have been done.
C) The Christmas recess would have happened and NOTHING would be settled- not taxes, not unemployment, not DADT, not DREAM, not START…
IN JANUARY WITH A NEW CONGRESS...…A CONGRESS WHOSE HOUSE WAS FULLY IN CONTROL OF THE GOP AND THE SENATE WITH 53 DEMS AND 47 GOP. A much weakened position.
a) The House would pass legislation that would have made the tax rates for everyone PERMANENT.
b) The Dems in the House would have been on record as opposing those rates for everyone and they would be pictured as losers who were more concerned about winning a political battle than caring for the economy or for the middle class.
c) In the Senate, the GOP would dare the Dems to block the House legislation. It would pass and the Dems would look very weak.
UNEMPLOYMENT? Not even considered yet. Two months after the benefits ran out and in the aftermath of a very bad Christmas.
The GOP would shake its collective head and point to how much uncertainty had been allowed to remain in the economy because of Democratic inaction.The results:
–the inability of the top bracket folks to make jobs,
–the hesitancy to invest in inventory,
–the unwillingess to commit to capital improvements.
AND DADT, START, DREAM….NOTHING WOULD HAVE HAPPENED.
Does anyone really think that the 65 percent that says he should stand and fight right now would be there in late January? No Way!
IT’S FINE TO CRITIQUE, BUT IF THAT IS ALL YOU DO, THEN CREDIBILITY IS LACKING. PROPOSE AN ALTERNATIVE. WHAT IS IT?