The president told Eric Cantor “Don’t Call My Bluff”. Well, why wouldn’t you call someone’s bluff; especially, after they just told you they were bluffing.
The president has once again made a mockery of the IQ that is supposed to be off the charts, during the negotiations over raising the $14.3 trillion debt limit. His tough guy line that sounds more like a Pee Wee Herman character than Gary Cooper; he was obviously off teleprompter.
The perviously unknown term “off teleprompter” has become that legendary period of time, when the real wit and wisdom of Obama shines through.
The president ended the meeting with a dramatic flair, after delivering his impotent one liner, he walked out of the meeting. Republicans weren’t sure whether it was dysentery or Michelle had a honey do list. Some actors just can’t do improvisation.
Straight man Eric Cantor told reporters upon returning to the capitol:
“It ended with the president abruptly walking out of the meeting.”
Our Progressive Socialists tried to spin the presidential petulance to make him look like less of a spoiled child. Witless Pelosi, Democrat from San Francisco, was asked if the president ended the meeting by walking out to prevent Cantor from having the final word, replied in her typical three word response to the question:
“No. Absolutely not.”
Witless Pelosi has always felt a brief lie is superior to a long winded lie; especially, if your brain is running on fumes of brain cells long gone.
A Democratic source familiar with the negotiations said the reports of a dramatic or abrupt walk-out by Obama were overblown, but the source acknowledged that the president “said what he was going to say, he got up and walked out.”
“The climax of the meeting was the president basically saying ‘what’s happening in this room confirms what everybody across the country thinks about Washington, D.C.,’” the official said. “Which is that people are more interested in protecting their base and political positioning than solving problems.”
The president has been faced with not getting his way for four consecutive days of negotiation.
Eric Cantor reported the president became “agitated” when Boehner said Republicans were open to holding two votes to raise the debt ceiling before the 2012 election: President Obama rejected that plan since it could make him appear even more profligate before the elections.
In another impotent presidential demand, President Obama told congressional Republicans to decide by Friday, the approach they want to take regarding the debt limit. This is the sum total of the presidential contribution to the debt limit negotiations and Americans are left wondering why future tax increases are so critical to the health of the economy, especially those that come after the 2012 elections.
Aug. 2 is the deadline the Treasury Department has set for lifting the ceiling: the ratings agencies have warned they will downgrade the US credit rating if Congress doesn’t act. If America’s credit rating is downgraded, markets could begin to fall.
Cantor told Obama:
“We are very far apart right now. I don’t know if we can get there.”
Cantor figured the two votes on raising the debt ceiling would allow more time for negotiations on additional budget savings to avoid a catastrophic default. Unfortunately, Obama wants history to say, he did it his way.