December 15, 2011
Credibility: The quality of being believed or trusted. If President Barack Obama is expecting to be reelected next year, he’d better find a whole bunch of Republicans to vote for him; because he has absolutely no credibility with Democrats and Independents.
I know it’s hard to keep up with, what with Obama now doing it almost only a weekly basis. But do you recall his many TV rants that he would veto any legislation that didn’t have the defense cuts which are called for in the debt-reduction deal? Well, if you missed it, don’t worry. It was just a bunch of lying BS coming out of his mouth — like all the other “I’m Mr. Tough Guy, so don’t mess with me” crap.
Yesterday Obama caved on a part of the National Defense Authorization Act bill proposed by the Republicans which deals with indefinite detention and trial of non-citizen’s who are suspected terrorist. I doubt he’ll get a lot of flack on this particular issue, but he just keeps sending messages that he’s just full of hot air and will never walk the walk.
Also announced yesterday was that Obama, as well as Senate Democrats, will most likely reneged on their plan to tax millionaires and billionaires to pay for extending the payroll tax cut. So put another capitulation mark under Obama and the Democrats, and another “win” mark for the Republicans.
Next on the list? Medicare!
As for all the talk by Republican leadership (and others) that they are not proposing Medicare cuts for existing enrollees, they are now pushing the Democrats to cut Medicare benefits for current retirees. And you can bet the farm that they will get their way.
There’s only a couple of Democrats who have stood firm on no cuts and will probably not waiver. But two or three won’t make a difference. The Republicans have tied Medicare cuts to the payroll tax cut, and has made it clear they are prepared to shut down the government if they don’t get their way. And for some dumb-ass reason, Democrats see this as some sort of Armageddon.
So be completely prepared when Obama and the Democrats back down on defense cuts, and agree to Medicare cuts for current retirees. Besides, most of the Democrats are just closet Republicans anyway, and, if they can find a way to save face, always willing to give the Republicans what they want.