Saturday, November 13, 2010

Translating Barack

Obama yesterday:

"On extending Bush-era tax cuts at home, he said, "I want to make sure that taxes don't go up for middle-income families on January 1. That's my top priority." He reiterated that he opposes a permanent extension of those tax breaks for the wealthy."

Kos takes this as good news.  Sorry, I don't.  I've learned the hard way that he is signaling to the Republicans that if more tax giveaways to the rich are the price of keeping the middle class tax cuts, he's ready to do it.

Get ready for another sellout, any day now.  And then get ready for Obama's spokesmen to beat up on the left for not loving his gutless betrayal of them.  That's been his pattern all along.  Why should we expect anything different now?

2 comments:

magpie said...

From the start, one of the great fears I had for America and Obama personally is that he could end up being hated by everybody.

He's still one of the least worst people who could actually become president. Let's never lose sight of that.

Green Eagle said...

You're right, but he still needs to do his job, and caving in to Republicans every step of the way is not doing his job.