Rhinestone POTUS update

By Owen Paine on Monday November 15, 2010 05:08 PM

LA Times reports on a post-election White House liberal bigfoot powwow:

"Three days after the midterm elections, senior Obama aides suggested to a gathering of liberal groups at the White House that they might need to scale back their expectations. In the wake of the big Republican win, there would be no new major legislative pushes from President Obama in 2011... The mood, according to some participants at the meeting, was dour. Although the White House advisors said job creation would be a central goal, they did not lay out a concrete plan for putting more people to work. There was an undercurrent of, 'Hey, folks. We're going to have to play some defense'".
Perfection... no?

And this from legenary deep think Dembot Joe Trippi:

"When a president with those kinds of majorities loses the majority in the House, that weakens him in a way where he's going to have to compromise or get less done."
Amazing. The poor battered soul of great merit! Now he has to start compromisin' his load of compromisin', on the road to no horizon.

Comments (22)

If he compromises his compromise does that mean there is no compromise? Are we dealing with a double negative situation here? 'Cause as far as I can tell, the compromising started January 20th, 2009.

Here's hoping Obama can broker a brilliant compromise between his ultra-conservative agenda and the Republicans' identical ultra-conservative agenda.

The nation's ultra-conservative agenda hangs in the balance!


Trippi: "compromise or get less done."

I have my preference. Guess!

BTW where is Al? Us kibitzers miss the heck out of his unique brand of surrealism cum lampoon-ism.


electric Al is on assignment
with my niece

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What was it Groucho Marx said to Margaret Dumont once? "If I hold you any closer, I'll be in back of you!"

But, seriously, folks... Y'know, it used to be that when I heard these Party wags say shit like "the Democrats need to compromise more", I used to think they weren't paying attention.

Ha, hahhh. Dumb-ass me.

Of course they're paying attention; they're just doing the rhetorical version of drinking to cure a hangover.

fwoan sez:
If he compromises his compromise does that mean there is no compromise? Are we dealing with a double negative situation here? 'Cause as far as I can tell, the compromising started January 20th, 2009.

Hah. January 20th, 1993, more like.

mike flugennock
Hah. January 20th, 1993, more like.

Heh, why even stop there? Let's take this thing to completion: August 4th, 1961

check and mate.

The misreporting and self-delusion here is spectacular. There is, of course, a huge new policy proposal coming, and it is virtually assured of adoption. The SS retirement age is clearly going from 62/65 to something like 67/70, with the savings in payout to be used to pay for the Pentagon and whatever further supply-side bailouts may be required.

This is fucking huge, a profound worsening of life conditions for the bottom 90 percent of the population. Radical, really, especially if one lets op-san's Clio pose for a cameo. The richest, most powerful, most capitalist empire in human history is about to take this step.

At this point, I wouldn't pee on any Democrat for 100 bucks.


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Michael Hureaux sez:
The man has all the spine of a soft banana.

Excuse me... Soft Banana Anti-Defamation League on line 1...

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(I mention this as it's the first time I've ever seen any kind of spam at all in the comments here -- as opposed to Black Agenda Report, whose regular columnists and contributors are brilliant and incisive, but whose comment threads are inexplicably awash in link spam.)


"....the first time I've ever seen any kind of spam at all in the comments here "

the sites master is an attack trained
code writer with over 45 years
of mostly bitter experience


"columnists and contributors
are brilliant and incisive"

also a difference between the two sites


'also a difference between the two sites'

Who comments on this site by far the most?
Exception or rule?


non exception that proves the rule


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