Last night Bill Clinton was claiming the economy is set to explode and we are better off than we were 4 tears ago. Watching the Democratic National Convention, one would think that Obama is this national uniter and healer. That he is an economic genius who has restored prosperity back to levels not seen since the 90′s. This theme is what I have mockingly called the Obama Boom. It’s a fantasy that things are awesome and nver have been better.
Bob Woodword’s new book strikes a nail through the Obama Boom lie. Bill Clinton claims that Obama tried to reach out to the Republicans on a debt deal. The truth is that Speaker John Boehner was ready to compromise on a deal. He agreed to some tax increases in return for massive spending cuts. Obamaligula then tried to press Bohener for more tax increases. The Speaker said no and the fake god-king had a tantrum.
An explosive mix of dysfunction, miscommunication, and misunderstandings inside and outside the White House led to the collapse of a historic spending and debt deal that President Obama and House Speaker John Boehnerwere on the verge of reaching last summer, according to revelations in author Bob Woodward’s latest book.
The book, “The Price of Politics,” on sale Sept. 11, 2012, shows how close the president and the House speaker were to defying Washington odds and establishing a spending framework that included both new revenues and major changes to long-sacred entitlement programs.
But at a critical juncture, with an agreement tantalizingly close, Obama pressed Boehner for additional taxes as part of a final deal — a miscalculation, in retrospect, given how far the House speaker felt he’d already gone.
When Boehner finally did call back, he jettisoned the entire deal. Obama lost his famous cool, according to Woodward, with a “flash of pure fury” coming from the president; one staffer in the room said Obama gripped the phone so tightly he thought he would break it.
”He was spewing coals,” Boehner told Woodward, in what is described as a borderline “presidential tirade.”
”He was pissed…. He wasn’t going to get a damn dime more out of me. He knew how far out on a limb I was. But he was hot. It was clear to me that coming to an agreement with him was not going to happen, and that I had to go to Plan B.”
Funny how this is not reported. It was our Phoney Pharaoh who broke the deal wanting to get more of his way. Yet the media and Clinton claimed he wants to work with Republicans. This is a lie as big as the Obama Boom myth. The truth doesn’t matter to the media and the Obama cult. This man is a walking deity, who is infallible.