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CBS News: Debt deal could boost Obama in 2012
CBS "News" ^ | August 1, 2011 | By Robert Hendin

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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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: election2012; failure; obamanomics
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1 posted on 08/01/2011 7:56:33 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

2 posted on 08/01/2011 7:57:57 AM PDT by FiddlePig (truth is hard... lies are easy - http://redneckoblogger.blogspot.com)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

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.


3 posted on 08/01/2011 7:58:07 AM PDT by Flightdeck (If you hear me yell "Eject, Eject, Eject!" the last two will be echos...)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

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.


4 posted on 08/01/2011 7:58:53 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
CBS News: Debt deal could boost Obama in 2012

As soon as the approval polls results are back CBS will tell us.

5 posted on 08/01/2011 7:59:43 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Flightdeck

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.


6 posted on 08/01/2011 8:00:19 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

CBS future headline: Apocalypse Could Boost Obama Approval Ratings.


7 posted on 08/01/2011 8:00:25 AM PDT by vbmoneyspender
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

yes...and See BS has proof GWB went AWOL in Alabama...


8 posted on 08/01/2011 8:01:48 AM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
The author:


9 posted on 08/01/2011 8:01:48 AM PDT by bolobaby
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Mr. Obama succeeded in showing leadership


Robert...you need to remove your lips from Obama's ass and take a breath of CLEAN air.
10 posted on 08/01/2011 8:04:35 AM PDT by PushinTin (Politicians are like diapers, the need to be changed often and for the same reason...)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Mr. Obama succeeded in showing leadership in the end by brokering any deal to solve the crisis

On what freaking planet could anybody have just arrived from to think Obama had anything to do with anything that happened?

11 posted on 08/01/2011 8:04:58 AM PDT by no gnu taxes
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

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.


12 posted on 08/01/2011 8:06:30 AM PDT by doc
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To: Oldeconomybuyer; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; calcowgirl; Gilbo_3; ...
RE :”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

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.

13 posted on 08/01/2011 8:06:41 AM PDT by sickoflibs (If you pay zero Federal income taxes, don't say you are paying your 'fair share')
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Delusional.


14 posted on 08/01/2011 8:07:43 AM PDT by MNGal
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Here comes the spin!


15 posted on 08/01/2011 8:07:58 AM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“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


16 posted on 08/01/2011 8:08:06 AM PDT by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

they hope.


17 posted on 08/01/2011 8:08:16 AM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

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.


18 posted on 08/01/2011 8:08:38 AM PDT by Thrownatbirth (.....Iraq Invasion fan since '91.)
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To: doc

It hasn’t even been voted on and the cheerleaders are already at it! Amazing...


19 posted on 08/01/2011 8:09:35 AM PDT by halo66
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

See...see...we told you he was a centrist.


20 posted on 08/01/2011 8:10:56 AM PDT by Clink (Conservatives believe it when they see it. Liberals see it when they believe it.)
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To: sickoflibs

Hard to move smoke and mirrors.


21 posted on 08/01/2011 8:11:45 AM PDT by org.whodat (What does the Republican party stand for////??? absolutely nothing.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
O-M-G that is a fabulous graphic. Wish there was room to add NPR/PBS.

CBS Radio News is spewing the same nonsense on the air this morning as in this piece.
22 posted on 08/01/2011 8:11:51 AM PDT by CaptSkip
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
I call.....Photobucket
23 posted on 08/01/2011 8:12:05 AM PDT by baddog 219
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To: PushinTin

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.


24 posted on 08/01/2011 8:12:13 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Excedrin reason 40,312 to NOT PASS THIS FECAL BILL!

LLS

25 posted on 08/01/2011 8:12:27 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (juan mccain certified Al Palin Hobbit Terrorist)
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To: FiddlePig

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.


26 posted on 08/01/2011 8:12:44 AM PDT by Terry Mross (I'll only vote for a SECOND party.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

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.


27 posted on 08/01/2011 8:12:44 AM PDT by pallis
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To: Flightdeck

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...


28 posted on 08/01/2011 8:13:39 AM PDT by max americana (FUBO NATION 2012 FK BARAK)
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To: FiddlePig

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.


29 posted on 08/01/2011 8:15:02 AM PDT by Terry Mross (I'll only vote for a SECOND party.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Without reading the bill, King Obama will rape America further down the economic ladder.


30 posted on 08/01/2011 8:17:33 AM PDT by Logical me
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Not so fast there buckos, NYT thinks it's a terrible deal.
To Escape Chaos, a Terrible Deal

So spin if you think you must, it's not going to help.

31 posted on 08/01/2011 8:18:38 AM PDT by SouthTexas (You cannot bargain with the devil, shut the government down.)
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To: skeeter
As soon as the approval polls results are back CBS will tell us.

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.

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32 posted on 08/01/2011 8:24:28 AM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: SouthTexas
Well we knew the MSM would give credit to Obama, this was preordained, we need to ignore the MSM and march on. Right now the X's and O’s show OBama losing, he is losing in NC,VA, FL, Ohio and a few other states he won against any ‘R’ challenger. They can wish-cast as much as they want, Obama is a one termer. The Dems need to prepare to be in the minority and not have the WH.
33 posted on 08/01/2011 8:27:35 AM PDT by pburgh01
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To: LibLieSlayer

Donald Trump: “I wouldn’t vote for this “deal”. Trump’s Winners, Losers from Debt Debacle - 8-1-2011 on Fox & Friends
VIDEO: http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/fox-friends/index.html#


34 posted on 08/01/2011 8:33:24 AM PDT by Matchett-PI (Re-Focus: TEA means the "Taxed Enough Already" Grass-Roots Movement)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I would have thought Obama’s huge successes in Lybia and Hawaii would be enough to get him re-elected ...


35 posted on 08/01/2011 8:39:54 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

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.


36 posted on 08/01/2011 8:48:09 AM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: skeeter

“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.


37 posted on 08/01/2011 8:48:24 AM PDT by JimmyMc
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To: bolobaby

Robert has grown breasts and a vagina?


38 posted on 08/01/2011 8:49:17 AM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Note to Robert Hendin:

“Get a room.”


39 posted on 08/01/2011 8:51:30 AM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: JimmyMc
Obama didn't make any deal, good or bad.

He and the media are waiting to see how this one pans out before he jumps in to take credit.

40 posted on 08/01/2011 8:51:39 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

If that isn’t torch’n the neighbors barn and getting credit for pi$$’n on it. Pretty lame seeBS.


41 posted on 08/01/2011 8:59:26 AM PDT by DadOfFive ("Miss me yet?")
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To: sickoflibs
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

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.

42 posted on 08/01/2011 9:02:03 AM PDT by newfrpr04 (Don)
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To: WashingtonSource

Apparently.


43 posted on 08/01/2011 9:03:48 AM PDT by bolobaby
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To: Matchett-PI
Trump is one progressive that understands how serious this situation is for our Republic.

LLS

44 posted on 08/01/2011 9:13:01 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (juan mccain certified Al Palin Hobbit Terrorist)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

45 posted on 08/01/2011 9:18:03 AM PDT by kanawa
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To: newfrpr04; org.whodat; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne
RE :"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......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'.

46 posted on 08/01/2011 9:20:10 AM PDT by sickoflibs (If you pay zero Federal income taxes, don't say you are paying your 'fair share')
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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.


47 posted on 08/01/2011 9:24:38 AM PDT by ZULU (Crapo, Coburn and Chambliss are a herd of renegade RINOs.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

WHAT BULLSHIT!!!


48 posted on 08/01/2011 9:43:39 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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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.


49 posted on 08/01/2011 9:45:11 AM PDT by Stingray51
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I hope people here realize what we are up against. This story was written 3 weeks ago.


50 posted on 08/01/2011 9:57:49 AM PDT by douginthearmy
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