“He’s the guy who swindled the Republicans into giving him a $1 Trillion stimulus,” acknowledged Charles Krauthammer, speaking of President Obama’s come-back six weeks following a midterm shellacking. In that quote, Krauthammer parses his words carefully and though he did not call Obama a swindler out right it’s not a far leap to go from one who swindles to a swindler. Krauthammer did actually used the verb “swindled” as in,
Dictionary example: <hundreds of people were swindled out of their savings, and all they had to show for it were fake land deeds>
Shhh, be very, very quiet. Conservatives are hunting and marking ten RINO’s for an election kill. (Three will no longer be around to defile the Republican environment.)
Transcribed from the roll call of ayes and nays – the Republicans, and a former disgraced Republican, who betrayed American interests to vote for START are:
In the meantime, progressive speech writers are hard at work polishing Obama’s brag list for his upcoming State of the Union address. Swindled or compromised, Obama’s 3R’s included will include that
- he Reinstated the Bush Tax Cuts ( this one will require some major rebranding)
- he Repealed DADT
- he Ratified START
The last two are easy enough to spin as clear winners for the Obama agenda – both are far-left winners. Unfortunately, the first one must prove itself a winner to overcome the anger about Obama’s backroom deal with Republicans to reinstate the Bush tax cuts. If that $3 trillion swindle, of which Krauthammer spoke, create jobs, Obama can then play with both the jobs and the promise that if he’s reelected, he will take a bigger bite out of the millionaires.
However this time around, Obama must have some solid results to show for the money. That old “jobs we saved” bit hardly worked the first time and won’t play again – not to the left, not to the right and not to the center. In any case, because of lingering bitterness the tax cut deal will have to be rebranded carefully for Obama’s State of the Union Address.
It’s going to be a long two years. Would it be too much to hope that the next bi-partisan vote will be something good for America, good for the economy and good for jobs – a tax cut? Haven’t American taxpayers been swindled by the swindlers long enough?