Thursday, December 9, 2010

Rove: Obama and the Democratic Revolt

WALL STREET JOURNAL, 12/9/2010 by Karl Rove - The White House must convince Dems—50 in the House and about 15 in the Senate. ---For agreeing to a temporary extension of all the Bush tax cuts, President Obama is now facing a full-fledged revolt within his party. The responses from congressional Democrats have ranged from chilly to angry to threatening. ∴ One asked, "Could we have a little fight before we cave? Why go right to surrender?" Another accused Mr. Obama of saying, "let 'em eat cake." Another called the compromise "an absolute disaster" and "an insult." Another complained, "we got screwed." ∴ Liberals outside Congress are even more bitter. demanded Democrats not "capitulate to the GOP on this terrible deal." Some have talked of primary challenges to Mr. Obama. ∴ It won't be easy for Mr. Obama to push the compromise through Congress. Nancy Pelosi doesn't see where the votes will come in the House. Harry Reid's spokesman says simply that the majority leader "plans on discussing it with his caucus." Read more at WSJ...


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