LEFT WING ATTACKS ON OBAMA IS STAGED POLITICAL THEATER
By Roger Fredinburg
The left wing attack on President Obama smells like a ruse to me.
Political theater is alive and well in American politics.
The Republicans and the media have been duped right along with the rest of us.
I wish I could have been on the conference call with Bill Maher, Keith Olbermann and the rest of the leftist loonies as they plotted the fake attack on their prized political Prince, President Obama.
Can you imagine the chatter about the 2010 election results and the sniveling about our shifting the country back toward Reaganomics?
They must be tossing up their cookies over the outcome of the 2010 election.
They are now forced to limp into the 2012 Presidential election with a damaged one term wonder – Unless they can shift his public image to the center.
Herein lies the problem and that leads to what I presume is their strategy.
They are attempting to create a perceived split amongst the Dems, hoping that will give Mr. Obama centrist credentials for 2012.
And it might have worked had I not exposed it here.
They can go ahead and deploy these sophomoric tactics and make it appear as though the left wing democrat base is incensed at President Obama’s treachery and traitorous abandonment of his leftist ideals.
We all know that’s a big fat lie.
Staging a left wing tizzy over an issue that is to be resolved by the new republican congress in a few months anyway, in my view is just plain old poppycock!
The big lie is that President Obama sees necessary compromise, and the lefty loonies see betrayal.
No political fallout from the president's deal with Republicans on Bush-era tax cuts is really anticipated as the republicans will soon be in charge and that makes all of this silly left wing ranting and raving a non-issue.
Giving Americans a Bush tax cut extension and two-year extension of Bush-era tax cuts for the “wealthy” and a reduction of estate taxes on wealthy heirs in exchange for giving Mr. Obama his desires for long-term unemployment benefits, (welfare) is not a compromise, it’s a fiscal crime.
Mr. Obama’s unemployment to welfare scheme should be allowed to expire in less than a month as planned.
Many Democrats, appear to be furious, but I believe they pretend that Mr. Obama gave away the store just to help him take the center ring in this political circus.
The loony left has actually convinced folks that the “decepto-crats” have a bone to pick with the President.
The media, the right wing pundits and republicans are so caught up in the excitement it seems they all missed the fact that they are being gamed.
"I don't think that the president should count on Democratic votes to get this deal passed," said New York Democratic Congressman Anthony Weiner on Tuesday. "I think there are a lot of people who are concerned that it wasn't a very good deal and that more needs to get done."
Some Democrats, like Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, have gone so far as to say they will block any attempts to pass the deal, Plante reports, although Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid insists the deal is just a "framework."
Media outlets report that Mr. Obama's advisers are trying to strike a pragmatic tone as they attempt to rally Democrats behind the deal.
"Any compromise is, by definition, is going to have things that each side don't like," said Senior White House Adviser David Axelrod on the CBS' "The Early Show" on Wednesday.
They are saying that if Democrats kill the package, it would mark a stunning defeat for Obama and a huge political bet that voters will blame Republicans as much as Democrats for an impasse that would lead to higher taxes starting Jan. 1, reports the Associated Press.
“Many congressional insiders doubt that Democrats will take that gamble. But liberal lawmakers' discontent is hard to measure in the wake of last month's big election setbacks.”
Under the proposal cutting back Social Security payroll taxes, workers would pay a 4.2 percent tax rate instead of 6.2 percent; a $120 billion tax cut for workers, starting on Jan. 1, reports the AP.
Households making between $40,000 and $50,000 would get an average tax cut of $810 next year, according to an analysis by the Tax Policy Center, a Washington research group. Households making between $100,000 and $200,000 would get an average tax cut of $2,162.
The package would continue other programs such as enhanced tuition tax credits and tax breaks for businesses that hire new workers, the AP reports. It would impose a 35 percent federal estate tax, but each spouse could exempt up to $5 million from taxation.
Under current law, the estate tax, which was repealed for 2010, is scheduled to return next year with a top rate of 55 percent.
Officials said that, overall, the proposal could increase federal borrowing by $900 billion, the AP reports.
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The lower estate tax has emerged as the biggest sticking point among House Democrats.
The bottom line is, the loony left is trying to pull one over on us to help secure another term for Obama.
As a famous First Lady said about unhealthy addictions- “Just say No”
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