Obama And Dems Wants To Get All Bipartisanee On Budget

It’s always amusing when Democrats call for “bipartisanship”, because it means that their ideas are really bad, and they want to include Republicans, so they can throw Republicans under the bus when the legislation is really horrendous and the American People hate it. Witness the budget

President Obama conceded on Tuesday that his new budget does not do enough to resolve the nation’s long-term fiscal problems, but he counseled patience, suggesting that he would eventually come together with Republicans on a broad deal.

But, Mr. Obama said at a news conference, any such compromise to address Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security and the tax system is months away and will first require an effort to build bipartisan trust — even as Democrats and Republicans battle intensely over how much to cut from the current year’s domestic spending.

And you’ve done a great job building that trust, champ, as you’ve run roughshod over the Republican Party when they were in the minority, not to mention ignoring the will of the people regarding spending, the Stimulus, the healthcare fiasco, and so many other issues.

“The feeling to do genuine deficit reduction is greater on both sides of the aisle than I’ve ever seen it,” said Senator Charles E. Schumer, Democrat of New York. “The question is meeting in the middle and throwing away the ideological baggage.”

In Democrat Political Speak, that means that Republicans have to compromise, and go with Democrat ideas. It doesn’t actually mean that Democrats have to actually work with Republicans and include Republican ideas. Of course, all spending bills must start in the House, per that pesky Constitution thingy, and guess who holds the House?

“If you look at the history of how these deals get done, typically it’s not because there’s an ‘Obama Plan’ out there,” Mr. Obama said, citing deal-making precedents under Presidents Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton, and his own tax cuts deal with Congressional Republicans in December. “It’s because Democrats and Republicans are both committed to tackling this issue in a serious way.”

While no budget summit is imminent, Mr. Obama said he and Republican leaders are “going to be in discussions over the next several months.” He said moving forward required “a spirit of cooperation between Democrats and Republicans. And I think that’s possible.”

See? Now it’s about both parties working together. Hadn’t been that way for two years, but, Obama needs some way to blame Republicans in the run up to the 2012 elections.

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3 Responses to “Obama And Dems Wants To Get All Bipartisanee On Budget”

  1. Basil says:

    Democrats in power: “We have a mandate. We have a mandate, We have a mandate.”

    Democrats after having lost power: “We need to work together. We need to work together. We need to work together.”

  2. Doomed says:

    Obama simply wants the GOP to take the fall for reigning in the budget. He can say I raised the budget. I did not want to cut your welfare or entitlements. The catastrophe is their fault. Not mine. Not the Democrats.

    He additionally wants to play chicken with the GOP. He wants to cut defense but knows that is a loser…hence he is looking for a solid reason out of Iraq, Afghanistan and foreign aid.

    His progressive minions want to cut defense by at least 200-300 billion dollars. This is the way to do it.

    You want to cut X or Y or Z….well we need to cut defense too…the buzz around the hill now is that we always look at discrectionary spending but NEVER non discretionary spending such as DEFENSE.

    Obama and the progressive hate and despise the military and this is the perfect opportunity for them to put all of this……….

    Everything….

    Squarely on the shoulders of the GOP and pin them as the bad guys and make them the fall guys for 2012.

    Its smart politics…the question is does the GOP have the intestinal fortitude to play chicken with their political careers over the budget like the Democrats did with Obama care in 2008-2009.

  3. captainfish says:

    Exactly BASIL

    Quote:
    “Senator Charles E. Schumer, Democrat of New York. “The question is meeting in the middle and throwing away the ideological baggage.””

    Yep, just like they did with the last 2 years. Right?

    Again, if evil wants to do evil, how do you compromise with it?

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