He’s a uniter.
Obama’s ripped Republicans during his “fiscal cliff” speech today for not agreeing to raise taxes. He praised himself for his “responsible” approach. At one point in his speech he bragged about how he got Republicans to agree to raise taxes on wealthy Americans.
His supporters cheered.

His speech left several Republicans angry and confused.
Huffington Post reported:

With hours remaining to avert the so-called fiscal cliff, President Barack Obama said a deal is “within sight” and urged lawmakers to come together to avert automatic tax hikes and spending cuts that kick in on Tuesday.

But his midday press conference, with a group of middle-class Americans looking on, was not without a bit of bravado as well. Obama took multiple shots at Congress for its clumsiness in negotiations and insisted that he’d demand more tax hikes if the legislative body used the impending debt ceiling standoff to demand spending cuts.

In the process, the president irked several Republican aides, who suggested that the entire fiscal cliff deal had been complicated because of his tone and criticism.

“Potus just moved the goalpost again. Significantly. This is new,” tweeted a top aide to McConnell.

Doug Heye, a spokesman for House Majority Whip Eric Cantor (R-Va.), tweeted, “If Obama’s goal was to harm the process and make going over the cliff more likely, he’s succeeding.” Another Cantor spokesperson said, “So….I’m confused….does POTUS want a deal or not? Because all those jabs at Congress certainly sounded like a smack in the face to me.

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said the president “sent a message of confrontation” to Republicans, who could be voting on a deal in the next 24 hours. “I’m not sure … whether to be angry or to be saddened,” he added.

A source close to House Republican leadership went even further, telling HuffPost that the lower chamber was in revolt over Obama’s remarks and that the deal could blow up because of them.

UPDATE: The US House will not hold a vote on a fiscal cliff deal tonight.

 

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  1. #13:

    Are you suggesting that the president has!!! I guess if his job is to make a mess of the process than he has!

  2. If the GOP is angry and confused they need to be removed from office. What a bunch of idiots. I’m sitting here in Anytown, FL with a population of 100 and I knew what that nasty piece of garbage in the White house and the rest of the progressives would do. How come I knew and the RINO Republicans didn’t know? How come everybody on this comment section knew what he would do and the ball-less, gutless, puke Republicans didn’t?

    If this is the pile of crap that is supposed to be speaking for me and those like me, I’m in deep trouble.

    Mitch McConnell is a gutless, lying quisling of Harry Reid. Bohner is Obama’s crying whore. This is looking very, very bad for conservatives. These are the ass-hats that we are stuck with to defend against the raping of our 2nd amendment guarantees. That’s scary.

  3. #13

    Really…???

    Are you seriously THAT stupid and ill-informed…????

    (Yes. Yes, you are…)

  4. It is so great to see all of you GOP/cons/TPrs eating your own. 2014 is going to be a cakewalk.

  5. He thrives on confrontation and taunting his perceived enemies. Rs have been played these four years by an f–king commie and act shocked. We are so sc@wed, no balls, no leadership.

  6. This “fiscal cliff” thing is a charade as far as Obama is concerned. The real story for him is the humiliation of republicans and setting the stage for 2014. This is Obama’s true agenda — destruction of the GOP. The GOP is making it so easy for him he hardly needs to make the effort.

  7. # 25:

    Typical liberal! You are given factual arguments to your posts and you have no ability to offer an educated response!

  8. If the Republicans have a hair left on their *ss they need to shove it up this POS’s *ss and break it off for the sake of the country.

  9. I don’t reply to emotionally over wrought and insulting posts (which are most of the posts here). O has agreed with the GOP to make the bush tax cuts permanent for the middle class and poor. What else do you want? GOP needs to determine the spending cuts, which they have been vague and wishy-washy about. Do you think it’s right for the middle class and poor to continue to pick up the tab while the 2% hide their money away in offshore accounts? How very patriotic of you/s

  10. #28, addressing #25 – “You are given factual arguments to your posts and you have no ability to offer an educated response!”

    it’s even worse than that.

    This lincoln’s carbuncle is gloating over politics at the expense of the good of the country – including herself. To her and many like her, even self-destructive behavior is fine so long it advances the politics of her party, regardless of the cost to the country.

    I don’t believe all Democrats think that way – but lefty Democrats sure do. They proves it almost every day.

  11. Lincoln’s widow is a lonely person with no friends, and with no life. They come here like a child seeking attention.

    Pitiful.

  12. @#$%&* THE DUDE IS FULL OF IT, WHAT OF, WHO KNOWS. AMERICANS, YOU “ELECTED” THIS MONSTER, JUST BEND OVER
    AND TAKE IT.

  13. Why are they surprised? This president has no class and clearly despises them.They should show the same contempt for him.

  14. The republicans need to get rid of morons like Reinus puberty and hire a smart creative guy to be their spin doctor. They can start with the following statements when they talk to the media

    ‘Obama clearly wants send America broke’
    ‘we will run out of money for everyone in 3 years’
    ‘look at this chart in front of me. This is how much taxing the rich will close the deficit’

    With demographics changing, the average iq of Americans is going down and the republicans need to start getting through to people with LOW iqs

  15. lincoln idiot….whatever the rich do with their money is none of your DAMN business…..IT IS THEIR MONEY, they earned it…(foriegn concept I know) but it is theirs…..NOT YOURS, OR ANYBODY ELSES……..

  16. GNOP = failure

    The party of NO. Howz that working for ya?

  17. lincoln’s widow is correct if we look at the definition of Congress, from Wikipedia:

    “The United States Congress is the bicameral legislature of the federal government of the United States consisting of two houses: the lower house known as the House of Representatives and the upper house known as the Senate”

    The upper house, the Senate, ruled by Hairless Reid, has done absolutely nothing in 4 years with the budget. Nothing will happen today either, because Reid can’t wipe his own a$$ without first checking with his master, the Muslim Hussein.

  18. lincoln’s widow – I’m curious. Would you be in favor of a flat-tax across the board with no deductions and no income floor or ceiling? Seems that would be the “fairest” system and everyone would pay into it, INCLUDING the “poor”.

  19. #30:

    The rich already pay the lion’s share of the taxes in this country. Anyway, we CANNOT tax our way out of this problem. Soon we will have the same problem as the French are now experiencing with the wealthy leaving the country. Then who will pay for all our your precious social programs.



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