Obama caves-in and gives the Party of No another astounding victory against the majority of Americans declared opposition to wealthy tax cuts, those of us who expected an assertive and pro-active President are puzzled by his inept style of negotiating with himself before confronting the Republicans failed policies of more tax cuts, greed and accumulation of more money for the wealthy. Obama announced yesterday to continue to play “kick the can” with the Republicans at the expense of the middle class. It seems to me this White House does not care to or want to fight for the 84% of the Democrats who said no more tax cuts for the wealthy and no more deficit spending. This was a moment of truth for this President in the war for the soul of our Representative Republic. He failed by looking weak and incompetent. We must try to save him from his own tragic and ill-advised strategy of “rope a dope.” Maybe he just wants to be known as a nice guy. But really how many punches can you take before fighting back?
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