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If President Obama truly is not willing to see the American people “get harmed” in the case that the GOP holds them “hostage,” he is going to get fleeced when the debt ceiling inevitably needs to be raised sometime next spring. There are enough Republicans, especially Tea Party-supported freshmen, who might be willing to take the nation’s debt hostage if put to it.
The example of Tom Coburn is illustrative. It’s hard to square Coburn’s support for the Simpson-Bowles deficit commission’s revenue-raising proposals with his track record and his campaign promises to keep taxes low, unless you give credit to his statements that he considers the mounting debt an existential threat to the country. I think that his recent impassioned speech before the deficit commission on the need to reduce the debt lends credence to his threats to block the debt limit increase:
Obviously Mike Crapo, who also backs the commission’s proposal, is thinking something along the same lines, as are Jim DeMint, Mike Lee of Utah, and a number of other Republicans. If Obama’s liberal base found his tax compromise unacceptable, they might be in for another betrayal when it comes time to raise the debt limit.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?