Woodward's book why we can't re-elect Obama

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    Woodward’s book should show everyone why America can't afford another four years of Obama. I mean anyone that has not realized the problems Washington is having because of absent leadership should have no question after just reading this article about Woodward’s book. When you see mistake after mistake you should have no doubt about all the problems we are having in this nation is indeed because of the president. His inability as a leader is really scary and I’m actually surprised that we are not even worse off than we already are. We can’t go another 4 years without a leader in the Whitehouse.

    Bob Woodward Book: Debt Deal Collapse Led to 'Pure Fury' From President Obama - ABC News
     
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    It's going to be an interesting series of interviews with this author. Dianne Sawyer is going to interview (rip him a new one) this guy tonight, I think.
     
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    No surprise to some of us that Barry was utterly, uniquely, and woefully inexperienced for what is arguably the toughest job in the world, and as a result an abject failure of monumental proportions.
     
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    It chronicles the GOP tactics of block and delay. Should be a great read. Woodward usually is of course.
     
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    It chronicles a president and white house staff that have no idea of what they are doing. How can you read it and not see it? Did you just read the first page of the article? I mean are you really so dumb that you believe that all other presidents just went to congress and said do this and they do it? Don’t be that guy.
     
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    The quote from the article dovetails with numerous other news reports at around the same time.
    Obama offered $4T in debt reduction. The GOP turned it down.

    Now, what is true is that the Democrats in Congress never put it in legislation. That part is true so it is unclear whether Obama could have herded the cats into the pen to vote for reductions in entitlements as it is also true that it is unclear whether the Speaker could have hearded his cats into the pen to vote for closing tax loopholes and, gasp, raising taxes on some select groups. It was conjecture.

    But lets be clear; the GOP abandoned the preponderence of the deal. It was likely not going to happen anyway. At least our president was willing to try.
     
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    Our president basically tried to change the deal at the last minute to add more revenue, knowing that Boehner had already gone as far as he could go. From what I remember, some new economic report had come out in the previous day that Obama thought helped his bargaining position. So, he tried to squeeze more out of the GOP even though a deal was basically done. From what I read of the book review, the WH was basically a disorganized and dysfuncional mess. Even the top Dem of the House Budget committee, Chris Hollings of Maryland said so.
     
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    So he didn't offer 4T in cuts...is that what you're saying?
     
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    Given Woodward's penchant for fiction as fact, I wouldn't hang my hat on anything he writes.
     
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    How would you like to have a 4 trillion dollar debt reduction package already in place and functioning.

    You think we might be a little further along a recovery. Think any ultra wealthy would have missed a meal if their taxes had gone up a couple %.

    Rethugs were stupid to walk away from that deal.

    And when Mitt said he wouldn't take 10$ in spending cuts for 1$ of increased revenue, you can be pretty sure Mitt would never be able to put a package together that Dems could support.

    Gridlock with Mitt just like Obama. And we the people continue to get screwed by our elected reps.
     

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