Obama Wins in Alternate Universe!

Scientists Discover Alternate Universe in Which Obama has “Rolled” GOPS: Headline in Politico–“How Obama rolled the other side.” Really! Let’s count the ways: 1) He didn’t get the deal he wanted–a $4 trillion “grand bargain” involving new revenues; 2) His White House command performance negotations–“Obama’s smart play” that gave him “home field advantage” (whatever that means)–seem to be increasingly not where the decisions are being made, the action having shifted to Congress; 3) He may well have to sign a law with substantial cuts and no revenues; 4)  He’s been “defining the opposition” as immature extremists who want to protect millionaires. There’s been just one problem with this always-appealing “disgusted headmaster” act,  however–he has, as Politico puts it, “struggled to move public opinion his way.”

Polls showed Americans still largely opposed to raising the debt limit, despite months of pushing by the White House. Much like it was with health care reform, Obama is not making a popular sale on a policy he feels strongly about. For all the effort, he also hasn’t move the needle yet on his own job approval rating.

Oh, well, that. “Public opinion” is always a challenge! But he impressed Politico. [Correction: Obama actually has “moved the needle.” His Gallup job approval dropped 11 points in the last 10 days–from +3 to -8]. … It’s as if Obama has avoided emasculation by becoming a star in a fake little drama of his own creation, in which the audience (so far) consists mainly of MSNBC viewers, source-greasing reporters and Bloomberg editorialists.  No wonder he has “reality tv” on his mind. …

  • RichieRich

    The bottom line to all this mess is that “We the People” are expected to play by the rules and for the most part, do. We live, spend, and budget accordingly.
    It’s insulting to our collective intelligence to paint what the federal governement is doing as anything else than gross negligence if not criminal.
    Revolt With Your Vote!

  • ChickFight

    I will keep repeating it until the GOP starts repeating it:

    “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. … Increasing America’s debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that ‘the buck stops here. Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better.” – Senator Obama, 2006.

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  • motionview

    More press conferences, the more he talks without TOTUS the more the mask slips. Too bad there’s only one WH correspondent(classical).

    • Tailor.in.stitches

      I disagree. I think he needs to give a couple more prime time tv speeches –off the cuff, cuz he’s good at that– and at least one press conference a week. Yea, that’s what he needs!!! 😉

      • Tailor.in.stitches

        And he should tell us all to clean our rooms and take our cod liver oil.

        • ladylove

          and eat our peas.

          while his wife doubles down on a shakeburger, fries. a chocolate milkshake, and to balance it out, a diet coke, at 1700 calories a pop.

          • 8second.ride

            Wasn’t it quite the faux pas that Obama picked vegetables to demonize when his wife has been promoting her VEGETABLE GARDEN? HAHA…what a coupla dunces.

  • jacksonjay

    I think he originally wanted a “clean” bill! Just give me what I demand seems to be his approach!

    • minicapt

      The problem is that Professor Ayres can prove he showered last month.