According to TPM reports last night, President Obama is getting sick and tired of the Republican intransigence over raising the debt ceiling. Obama walked out of tense talks Wednesday evening particularly perturbed with Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA).
"I have reached the point where I say enough," Obama told the leaders, according to the account. "Would Ronald Reagan be sitting here? I've reached my limit. This may bring my presidency down, but I will not yield on this."
Now that Republicans have wound the economic doomsday clock down to about 2 weeks....with more and nuttier suggestions each day that if the U.S. defaults it won't be THAT bad....I think it's time to place the blame for this crisis-to-come where it belongs.
The very reason why GOP Speaker Boehner cannot reach a compromise with the President is the Tea Party. Boehner has told Obama repeatedly that a compromise,....virtually any compromise,.....can't get enough GOP votes in the House to pass. The 80-something Tea Party Caucus members will not accept any compromise.
Without compromise, I think it follows that there is no true democratic process.....but Tea Partiers don't want a democratic process anyway. They want what they want....even if it's senseless, ahistorical, unilateral,...even if it throws 308 million Americans, needlessly, into a full blown 21st century depression.
These uncompromisers, in my not-so-humble opinion, have become the number one enemy to the United States today. Emboldened and radicalized in 2008 by the know-nothing jihadist from Alaska who insisted that America is made up of "real Americans" who live in "real America" and, I guess, the rest of us....the SnowBilly converts went on to join the astroturf "tea party" movement whose opening protest act was to march around aimlessly carrying Taxed Enough Already signs. This, after President Obama had just reduced payroll taxes on 95% of American workers. The incoherent nuttiness had begun. Nuttiness which maniacal opportunists like Glenn Beck and Chatty Cathy pull string dolls like Sister Sarah simply couldn't resist.
Corrupt corporate media, reduced to doing little more than pimping for a handful of very rich and powerful Americans, enthusiastically encouraged the nuttiness, the total craziness of the incoherent Tea Party. I firmly believe that it was the corrupt corporate media's almost non-stop coverage of this know-nothing, conservative-whacko, "movement"....which gave the uncompromising "real Americans" the edge they needed to win the 2010 midterm elections.
If corporate media would have been doing their job instead of playing up the contrived "controversy" created from whole cloth by the know-nothings.....the Tea Party nonsense would have long ago been relegated to the historical dumpster of American fanaticism, American kookiness. But no....corrupt media saw the Tea Party, with it's hateful, yet contrived, accusations directed daily at Obama, as the return of the media-glory years of the Clinton administration when advertiser rates increased in tandem with every new report of a blowjob inside the White House.
Now the nuttiness that began with the "palling around with terrorists" feistiness of a know-nothing, ex beauty queen, 1/2 term governor of the socialized oil state of Alaska.....has morphed into a full IED-setting, anarchist, congressional mafia of mass destruction....hellbent on punishing every American for the sin of electing a black Democratic president.
Remember....those who are refusing to compromise, choosing instead a worldwide economic calamity rather than compromise....are the same people who sang "cut it or shut it" and "shut it down"...just a couple of months ago. These people are nuts. Extremists. And they are now on the threshold of, perhaps, destroying any hopes we might have had that America could rebound from it's recent severe recession.
But then....hasn't that been the plan all along? If Tea Party anarchists can help to further deteriorate our national economy....then chances improve for Obama becoming a one term president. And that would bring us full circle back to where it all began.....with the bitterness by the Palinistas over Barack Obama being elected to the presidency.
What we are witnessing in the debt ceiling standoff today is a direct result of what began when John McCain decided to choose a powder-puff, know nothing opportunist with a smartassed mouth to be his vice-president.
It's been all downhill since then.
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