Jennifer Rubin at the WaPo:

A Republican aide e-mails me: “The Speaker, Sen. Reid and Sen. McConnell all agreed on the general framework of a two-part plan. A short-term increase (with cuts greater than the increase), combined with a committee to find long-term savings before the rest of the increase would be considered. Sen. Reid took the bipartisan plan to the White House and the President said no.”

If that’s true, the Republicans should retreat to their initial Cut, Cap and Balance plan passed by the House and leave that on the table. Put the onus on Obama to either agree that the country needs to get serious about its debt, or let Obama risk running into the August 2nd wall and having the rest of America realize his “Armageddon” talk was a load of Pelosi. Let Obama be the one to explain to his base why he turned down a Boehner offer that included $800 billion in “revenue increases,” and now even his own party is reportedly working on deals that include no revenue increases. Obama seems to have really painted himself into a corner.

Update: Just heard a caller to Laura Ingraham say that the Republicans should take their plan to Pelosi, Reid and Obama but tell them they’ll have to pass it to find out what’s in it. Heh.


8 Responses to “Did Obama Shoot Down a Bi-Partisan Debt Deal?”

  1. Granny55 on July 25th, 2011 2:08 pm

    Remember a couple years ago – when the tea parties started popping up? Remember ALL of the coverage from the MSM (hardly any)? Remember the libs saying it was just astro turf rabble rousers? Then when it was apparent the movement was serious – they were called racist. Now, with the debt talks going on, those same libs that stated that the tea party was irrelevant are now blaming the tea party. They sure do flip flop a lot don't they?

  2. Ray on July 25th, 2011 2:55 pm

    Hey Doug,

    Sorry to contact you in this manner.

    There is a problem on MM's website, for the last couple of days. You may have noticed. Postings are delayed, causing people to multiple post.


  3. Doug on July 25th, 2011 2:59 pm

    I noticed something odd yesterday… I'll contact the site admins… thanks!

  4. Ray on July 25th, 2011 3:05 pm

    Thanks for the quick response Doug

  5. Doug on July 25th, 2011 3:13 pm

    No problem! Just sent along what you said and heard back that they're working on it. Thanks! Hopefully it's back to normal soon.

  6. Marshall_Will on July 25th, 2011 3:35 pm


    Well said, and we need to call them out on that! A simple which one IS it should suffice. You may also notice where the TP is concerned, if you ain't throwin' down w/ Obie presser for presser and photo op, then you're "losing momentum"!

    Sorry guys, but our base has an attention span longer than the avg. youtube video yours apparently does? And given Prog's endless assaults on church-goers, why do they need to be reminded we don't attend LSM-televised 'worship' 4 X Daily like they seem to require to "keep the faith"?

    The LSM has been completely cut out of the loop. Tune into Scarboro Country whatever. They're no longer getting direct spoon fed talking points. All you hear is hypotheticals as to "what the pResident may be 'thinking'?"

  7. Joe Redfield on July 25th, 2011 5:11 pm

    I note the Asian markets failed to implode yesterday afternoon, and the rest of the world markets seem to be ticking along today. Perhaps we ought to just let August 2nd come and go and force the Administration to slice some blubber from the Federal colossus.

  8. Granny55 on July 25th, 2011 5:40 pm

    Now Harry Reid says Repubs are trying to embarass the president. Excuse me, Harry, he does it to himself every time he opens his mouth and says the American people want higher taxes not less spending when all the polls show the direct opposite. Talk about making an ass out of yourself!!!

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