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Saturday, July 23, 2011

Left at the altar - or moving goal posts

Jack Kemp

Erica Johnsen, writing at makes a valiant effort to understand the Obama-Boehner "negotiations" - or is it "Dancing with the Stars?"

Here's a link and a quote:,_because_obama_is_the_only_one_who_never_thinks_about_getting_reelected,_or_something

Yikes - apparently the President felt pretty miffed at that one, taking to the podium for an impromtu presser and telling reporters that he had once again been "left at the altar." Besides some more clever metaphors (truly, the President has a dizzying intellect!), Obama just offered up more of the usual tripe: Rich people need to share in the sacrifice of our runaway spending. Somebody, but not me, better put forth a good plan, or else. The American people just want fairness. We've run out of time. Nobody understands me. (Okay, he didn't say that last one, but his tone was so petulant, you know he was thinking it. Honestly, I think the President feels so mistreated he would rather sink this ship than let anybody else steer it.)

The President said he would be willing to sign a debt ceiling hike to carry us through to 2013, but hopes that Congress can accomplish something a bit closer to epic budgetary reform in the here and now. He sternly called upon Congressional leaders to meet at the White House at 11:00 a.m. Saturday morning - but if you don't bother to build a plan, will they come?

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