Re: Deficit commission proposal
Obama doesn't have a choice. The Republicans are in the majority, and they absolutely refuse to accept anything but a full extension. If Obama doesn't compromise, then no bill passes, everyone's taxes rise, the economy tanks, and Obama gets blamed anyways. There's little chance for Americans to turn on Republicans so soon after an overwhelming landslide victory in their favor. There is absolutely nothing Obama can do against the will of the Republicans at this point. It's not about being a coward; he simply doesn't have the power, especially seeing as how the Democratic Party can't agree with itself on anything. Without even the full support of the Democrats, any attempt to oppose the Republicans would just make things worse.
Dali: "I know what the picture should be ... We take a duck and put some dynamite in its derriere. When the duck explodes, I jump and you take the picture."
Halsman: "Don't forget that we are in America. We will be put in prison if we start exploding ducks."
Dali: "You're right. Let's take some cats and splash them with water."
Last edited by Lusankya; 12-09-2010 at 10:48 PM.