So Mr./Mrs./Miss./Trandgender/It reporter, did Obama make it just a little difficult for you to still call him a moderate Democrat? No, it’s not difficult – because your shriveled souls have already been sold. Mr./Mrs./Miss./Trandgender/It reporter, was Obama reaching out to Republicans when he met with some of the most leftist organizations in the entire country yesterday? Do you think he was telling them it was time to come together in good faith to compromise on lowering the deficit and avoiding the fiscal meltdown? Mr./Mrs./Miss./Trandgender/It reporter, will you ask him today at his press conference if he’ll agree to cuts now that Republicans agree to raising revenue by closing loopholes and reforming the tax code?
The list of leftists Obama hosted from Politico:
A White House official has confirmed POLITICO’s list of CEOs scheduled to attend a meeting Wednesday with President Barack Obama on the fiscal cliff, and sent over the list of union and progressive leaders who will sit down with him Tuesday:
- Mary Kay Henry, SEIU
- Lee Saunders, AFSCME
- Dennis Van Roekel, NEA
- Rich Trumka, AFL-CIO
- Neera Tanden, Center for American Progress
- John Podesta, Center for American Progress
- Bob Greenstein, Center for Budget and Policy Priorities
- Laura Burton Capps, Common Purpose Project
- Max Richtman, National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare
- Justin Ruben, MoveOn
- Deepak Bhargava, Center for Community Change
This list hits many of the major unions and liberal organizations that are urging the president to hold firm on his commitment to end tax cuts for wealthier families and to protect major entitlement programs.
Enough fantasy. Obama is a hard line leftist. He will not give in without a fight. Republicans won a semi-hard fought fight in 2010 to extend all tax cuts, but now that Obama will not face another election, he doesn’t have a wall to his back.
Asked about past confrontations when Obama drew a line in the sand only to wipe it away when Republicans wouldn’t budge, Van Roekel said the election may have changed the dynamics in polarized Washington.
“His opponents have to view him differently,” Van Roekel said. “Before, his opponents could leverage things. But now they’ve lost lots of that leverage because he’s not running again.”
Carney noted that “the president has made very clear that everyone, throughout this process—not just in this past week since the election, but for some time now—that the whole point of compromise is that nobody gets to achieve their maximalist position.”
Still, Carney said, Obama will veto any bill that extends the Bush-era tax cuts for the richest 2 percent of Americans. “That has long been his position; it has not changed,” Carney said.
Also, Obama is going to have to give these leftist groups the payback for them getting out the vote for him. So this fight is going to be bloody. The question is if the Republicans in Congress are going to draw blood and deflect the leftist blows or are they going to cower and let America get bloodied by the leftists.
Obama will be meeting with business leaders today and civic leaders on Friday.
The thing that has not happened, and better happen quickly, is a strong concerted effort of all Republican and Conservative groups to brand and message our idea of raising revenue. We need to effectively change the language from taxes to revenue and undercut the Democrat’s mastery of demagoguing an issue. If we can do that, the President and the leftists will fall hard. They will lose their base and be thrown into an internal battle.
THIS FIGHT IS BIG!
Make your voice heard now and don’t let this get away!
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