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Obama’s Crisis Demagoguery
Commentary Magazine, by Jonathan S. Tobin

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 12/31/2012 11:13:01 PM

There may be a last-minute compromise reached today in the negotiations over the fiscal cliff, but not if President Obama has anything to say about it. Even as Vice President Joe Biden and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell were believed to have led the effort to have the structure of a deal in place for the two houses of Congress to vote on later today, the president emerged to make a statement that seemed geared to scuttling the negotiations. In a campaign-style event, the president spoke of a possible accord

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: janylou, 12/31/2012 11:37:48 PM     (No. 9092504)

I truly believe that his presser this afternoon was to try and sabotage the deal. He wants the cliff and increased taxes. The republicans need to stand firm on cuts!
Did any of you notice the major applause he got from the pressitutes when he mentioned winning re-election? They are disgusting!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: LanieLou, 1/1/2013 1:52:12 AM     (No. 9092591)

The only way to stop this is to impeach the poser or secede from the union. 23 states could join to form the New Free America...

We need to secede before he throws out the constitution and any secession will not be an option.

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