Skip to comments.CBS News: Debt deal could boost Obama in 2012
Posted on 08/01/2011 7:56:27 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
For crafting a complex last minute resolution to a crisis solely of its own making, no one in Washington should really feel good about the debt deal. While some on the right and many on the left are not happy with the deal, even President Obama and the congressional leaders he negotiated with have said it's not the perfect bill. But there's a possible silver lining in this debacle for the White House and Democrats.
Here's why: while it may look to many in his party as a raw deal, Mr. Obama succeeded in showing leadership in the end by brokering any deal to solve the crisis, showed he was willing to compromise and take less than he wanted, and showed he was serious about tackling the looming debt crisis facing the country.
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Wishful thinking on CBS’ part, but we all know the score. Obama lost a bunch of losers on the left, and did nothing to attract any rational votes.
Obama is a pri** and doesn’t give a damn about the people. How dare he threaten us...which is what he did and has been doing all along. He’s a dictator.
As soon as the approval polls results are back CBS will tell us.
So this will be spun as Obama’s grand bargain? Obama didn’t have anything to do with it, did he? I thought Congressmen of both parties worked it out, while Obama sits there and takes credit for his great negotiating skills.
CBS future headline: Apocalypse Could Boost Obama Approval Ratings.
yes...and See BS has proof GWB went AWOL in Alabama...
On what freaking planet could anybody have just arrived from to think Obama had anything to do with anything that happened?
MSM is just one big positive advertisement for Obama and the Democratic Party.
This is why we should not have allowed the debt limit to be increased.
Unfortunately this was true with Clinton in 1996 and will be true with Obama if this-is signed into law. As I posted yesterday : Next year Obama will campaign on :” My administration passed a historical huge ‘big deal’ deficit reduction package that tackles one of this countries biggest problems, after a decade of Republicans running up the nation's credit card”.
Republicans options? Push Obama for more concessions, make Democrats squeal, make it hurt. House Republicans should send a small debt increase of $50B to the Senate to buy time for the House to modify/improve the Senate bill, just my opinion today. More some cuts into FY12 too.
Here comes the spin!
“See BS” grinds out the WH propaganda
The stock market, unemployment figures and other economic indicators will speak for themselves, on the emperor’s new clothes
Congress handing Barky a $17 TRILLION debt ceiling wrapped in ribbons is not going to be a very pretty gift, in the eyes of the toiling hobbits
Wishful thinking. This is a GIANT step to winning 2012 as far as mesmerized 2008 Rats jumping the sinking Obama raft. It also provides Charles with a month’s worth of Dummie Funnies.
It hasn’t even been voted on and the cheerleaders are already at it! Amazing...
See...see...we told you he was a centrist.
Hard to move smoke and mirrors.
This is from CBS. (shrug)
Those people will go to the same extremes to prop up their communist president as they did to try to smear Bush (even going so far as to produce a forged National Guard “memo”). To expect anything but lies and drivel from CBS would ne naive.
The biggest weakness of the republican party. The dems play politics and the republicans don’t. The dems play politic, get elected by idiots then destroy the nation. The republicans do what’s right (sometimes) then get their asses handed to them.
It’s a long time until election day, and things are too chaotic for this little ripple to last more than a brief moment in the public mind. The left is struggling to convince the world their sinking ship of Obama isn’t sinking.
Won’t do a darn thing. Most Americans don’t care about this debt ceiling stuff’ and all they care about is their job and the economy. Not even the Bin Laden kill jacked his numbers.
I’m stunned that the c BS writer was still able to think with his face straight up obama’s ass...
I posted the other day that this would guarantee him re-election and several people disagreed rather harshly. Let’s see what Rush says today.
Without reading the bill, King Obama will rape America further down the economic ladder.
So spin if you think you must, it's not going to help.
CBS will report that Obama is up in the polls. CBS merely needs to word the questions to filter out inappropriate responses, and to call the reliable "random" peeps to confirm their self-fulfilling observation.
Donald Trump: I wouldnt vote for this deal. Trumps Winners, Losers from Debt Debacle - 8-1-2011 on Fox & Friends
I would have thought Obama’s huge successes in Lybia and Hawaii would be enough to get him re-elected ...
CBS really has to rev up the hallucination and delusion machine to write this drivel. Wonder what it’s like to be on Planet Xenon with no way to come back to Earth? CBS knows.
“Debt deal could boost Obama in 2012”
And how is the stock market reacting? That should tell you something about the deal. Anyone can make a bad deal.
Robert has grown breasts and a vagina?
Note to Robert Hendin:
“Get a room.”
He and the media are waiting to see how this one pans out before he jumps in to take credit.
If that isn’t torch’n the neighbors barn and getting credit for pi$$’n on it. Pretty lame seeBS.
Without a doubt this should happen. Stand up Tea Partiers. Don't let these skanks get away with bigger debt increases. If not then resign so we can elect some real cost cutters.
This closed door last second 'deal' stuff is much like the way TARP, the Obama stimulus and Obama-care were rammed through. The MSM and DC chattering class love it, but I see no reason why House Republicans should.
To MSM and Senators : 'Secret Deals forced on members'='bipartison-ship'='negotiation'='Washington Working'.
For once, See-BS ISN’T seeing BS.
BO was helped IMMENSELY by this deal. It kicks the can down the road PAST the 2012 elections, when having everything break out agains BEFORE the 2012 elections would have hurt him - A LOT.
The bill will come due LONG AFTER the consequences can help flush BO out of office.
ADDITIONALLY, a PROMISE of cuts down the road from a “Supercommittee” is ass empty as all the OTHER promises made by Congress in the past to be fiscally responsible.
Thanks Boner and McConnell - you screwed us good.
Wow, that didn’t take long — Congress hasn’t even voted yet and the MSM is already reversing itself to declare this a victory for Obama. I thought they would at least wait until our conservative leadership rammed this through the House on a day’s notice.
I hope people here realize what we are up against. This story was written 3 weeks ago.
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