Base Drama for Obama

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If Barack Obama isn’t far enough left for the far-left, the far-left has nowhere to go. As painful as it may be for the president to knowingly alienate his loyal base, the alternative is far more painful. If the economy tanks any further, Obama has zero chance of getting re-elected in 2012 and he knows it. Extending the hated tax cuts are a vital measure towards fueling a recovery, and you don’t have to go any further than the president’s chief economic advisor Larry Summers to understand the truth of that statement. Here’s what Summers had to say about extending the Bush-era tax cuts, from the AP story:

[I]f the measure isn’t passed soon, it will ‘materially increase the risk the economy would stall out and we would have a double-dip’ recession. That put the White House in the unusual position of warning its own party’s lawmakers they could be to blame for calamitous consequences if they go against the president.

The far-left, which is so committed to the idea that redistributing wealth is the cure for all that ails us, won’t pay any more attention to Summers than it has to the president. On the other hand, hardcore conservatives understand that the president’s economic guru speaks the truth. They can be expected to struggle mightily to reduce the spending elements contained within Obama’s compromise measure: the extension of unemployment benefits and spending more on stimulus measures. Yet, when push comes to shove, the Right will likely approve the best deal it can wrangle from the president, simply to avoid any further economic horror. In doing so, conservatives will hand Barack Obama a gift he hasn’t earned: a path toward economic recovery that will provide Obama a glimmer of hope in the 2012 elections. Ultimately, Barack Obama will face a very odd situation when re-election time comes around. The base that idolized him will have abandoned him, even as his hated ideological enemies provide him with the tools to get America’s troubled economy back into motion.

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  • http://www.mysapce.com/freddawes1776/ Fred Dawes

    Obama will get it all in the end game that means the third world. read "The Invisible committee" The Coming Insurrection. this Little book is the game plan of Obama by useing our own system the same plan as the muslims. you can also read Beck books and savages books all are the same thing but this book was unsed to take down real evil people

  • Chezwick_Mac

    It's all so very predictable. If the President faces a primary challenge from the Left in 2011-12, he will move to the Left, at least rhetorically. Once done with the challenger, he will re-position himself in the Center for the general election. In other words, a repeat of his performance in 2008.

    Obama has the heart of an ideologue and the soul of an opportunist. He's an under-qualified, under-achieving, blame-deflecting mediocrity who knows nothing about being a statesman or running the economy. Even his speechifying has become stale and unconvincing. His last remaining asset – in the eyes of the public – is his race…but even there, the novelty is gone.

    • P Smith

      Has he finally got it? I don't think so, but he is at least smarter than the other Democrats who he has been associated for the past 2 years. All this money is after all the peoples
      money, not the governments money. Stop the spending.

    • Rifleman

      You're right about hussein, and you'll notice he shows he knows little to nothing of the fundamentals of good leadership. By its' nature, bad leadership can be seen by most, whether they can dissect and understand it or not. The msm can only carry and cover for him so far.

  • ObamaYoMoma

    Forgive me; I’m not a Karl Rove centrist. Hence, I don’t even agree with this compromise one iota.

    • Reason_For_Life

      Nothing to forgive. This isn't a compromise, it's surrender.

      If you want to cut spending and your opponent wants to increase it then any increase means you surrendered.

      The tax rates are important but not as much as cutting spending. Every dollar spent by the feds moves goods and services from where the market wants them to go to where politicians want them to go. This almost always lowers productivity and destroys value. The "stimulus" not only didn't lower unemployment but because it directed goods and services away from profitable enterprises the stimulus actually increased unemployment.

  • flaedo

    The industrial decline is at the heart of the problem. The US needs to get to work making the things that people buy. The worse the economic situation gets the more money needs to be thrown at welfare and the whole mess spirals out of control. We need to start making things in the West again

    • Boogies Daddy

      That will require neutering of the labor unions.__It simply costs too much to manufacture in the U.S….

  • USMCSniper

    Let me see. The President got 13 additional months of unemployment for for keeping hard core unemployables up to three years now, a 55% tax rate on the estate tax starting in 2011, the existing tax code not permanent only extended a year, and the DREAM act shoved down the throat of the American people and these leftist f*&ktwits are angry? The RINO Republicans lost this negotiation and are too stupid to even know it!

    • Roland

      The UI extension is an extension of the 99 wk benefit period, which was going to expire. It does not extend the 99 wk period to a longer benefit period. You still will not be able to get the 100th wk. That is a huge difference. I can understand why those who misunderstand the UI extension think the whole deal is disastrous. 156 weeks of UI would be mindboggling.

  • http://qwest.com Steve Chavez

    Don't be fooled by his "MOTHER OF ALL DECEPTIONS!" Do you actually think the Left will not vote for him in mass in 2012 because of this? Part of Obama's plan is to get Leftists/Socialists like Bernie Sanders to cry crocodile tears TO FOOL AMERICANS WHO ARE INDEPENDENTS, Bluedogs, and the gullible and naive, THAT HE IS GOING TOWARDS THEM OR "TO THE MIDDLE" as is already a quote, so they can vote for him since he is now like them!! He lost the MIDDLE in this past election and now he's planning to get them back and this is a start!!! PLAN TWO: Getting the blame put on Republicans for not extending unemployment checks!

  • Rifleman

    It's just an entertaining far-left sideshow. I have to wonder if they aren't just trying to make hussein seem reasonable, rather than stuck and trying to make the best of it. When it comes down to it, they'll vote for the (D), whoever that is, because most of them depend on government spending in one way or another.

  • Deenie

    Barney Frank and Deval Patrick are horrific but were still elected in Ma. Despicable and corrupt.

    • USMCSniper

      As a man Barney Frank gives it or takes it in the back door with another man, so he is a low life by definition and a practioner of debauchery and deviancy, so only a naive fool should one expect honor and integrity.

  • USMCSniper

    In an exclusive interview with Newsmax, Mikhail Gorbachev, the leader of the former Soviet Union whose negotiations with former President Ronald Reagan ultimately led to an end of the Cold War, is appealing to Republicans to put aside “domestic politics” and ratify the strategic nuclear arms agreement that President Barack Obama recently negotiated with Russia.

    Yes Comrade Gorbachev, American Poliburo should ratify START treaty and disarm US for greater glory of Chairman Obama.

  • http://apollospaeks.townhall.com ApolloSpeaks

    PRESIDENT CLINTON: MENTOR IN CHIEF

    As of yesterday William Jefferson Clinton started a new chapter in his politically active post-presidency as Mentor-in-Chief to the blundering, desperate, unfit to command, rudderless amateur in the White House.

    The question now is: Can Obama become the new Bubba? He tried to be the new Abe Lincoln and failed. The new JFK and failed. The new FDR and failed with a new New Deal for America that failed. But can Bubba rescue Obama's failing presidency-save it from complete Carterization……

    Click my name to continue reading this widely posted blog..

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