An Intransigent President

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    The mainstream media exclusively defines "intransigence" as conservative opposition to non-negotiable liberal demands. Hence, President Obama 's willingness to risk default rather than drop his insistence on tax increases isn't considered intransigent and reckless but principled and mature.

    The American Spectator : An Intransigent President
     
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    Dem's don't want to cut back on government period.
     
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    That's it exactly. The Dems think the only problem is political and the GOP is simply ginning this up for gain. They can't understand why the GOP wont just roll over and increase the debt limit, like every time before. If there is a problem, the Democratic solution is to raise taxes so they can put in even more social programs and wasteful crap.
     
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    That is what this is all about.
    Less government vs. same big government. Dem's will not give this up very easily.
     
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    What is comical about Liberals love of government is how bad the US government has failed the American people over the last 100 years. Why they have such immense love for something that fails so profoundly and so often is mind-boggling. The federal government allowed itself to get $14 trillion in debt. How can anyone be that irresponsible?!?!? The federal government failed to communicate properly and thus did not stop 9/11. How can you have such dire love for a government that spends us into collapse and fails to protect us? Think of the endless scandals - from Republican scum-bag Richard Nixon to Democratic scum-bags John F. Kennedy and Bill Clinton. Dumbocrats screamed, cried, and wailed like psychotic maniacs for eight years during the Bush Administration. Well Dumbocrats, you're the one's who wanted giant government with unlimited power.

    We could literally go on all day citing the immeasurable failures by the US federal government, and still the liberals crave larger federal government with more power. I guess a few freebies from Uncle Sam is worth more to Dumbocrats than freedom, prosperity, and personal responsibility.
     
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    What's really funny is how Obama himself was dead set against raising the debt limit in '06 when Bush was President.

    "The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. Government can’t pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government’s reckless fiscal policies." - Barack Obama, 2006

    For once Mr. President, I completley agree with you. The fact that we are here today $14 trillion in debt and you are requesting to raise the debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. Nobody better represents failure more than you do Barack Hussein.
     
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    This is par for the course. And since FOX doesn't fully agree, they are a hack channel that want's babies starving if the debt isn't raised.


    What I don't get, is the very people that were against raising the debt in '06, and nastily so, are in total support of it now.

    Why anyone is a member of either party anymore is beyond me. The inconsistancies should be enough to do most people in.
     
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    Becuae TT in many states if one is a registered Independent one cannot vote in the Presidential primaries.
     
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    That's absolutely incorrect.

    In fact the republicans are opposing 400 billion in spending cuts to the military.

    The most expensive component to the government.
     
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    Conservatives are opposed to any raise in revenue. This is while they've cut taxes for the last 30 or so years and cut revenue. And they haven't stopped spending. Not in the slightest.

    If you want to start wars, create new government departments and grant new entitlements to our seniors and veterans..you have to pay for it. And paying for it doesn't involve cutting taxes. Paying for it involves RAISING taxes.

    Simple economics.
     

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