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How should the American people assess the performance of their president? One way is to examine key performance metrics, such as jobs, economic growth and inflation. This video offers a comparison of some of these metrics from at the beginning of President Obama’s term to now. You can decide for yourself if you are better off than you were 3 years ago. A special thanks to John E. of the Ace of Spades HQ for providing the infographs used in this video

Vice President Joe Biden told Florida radio station WLRN on Thursday that voters should hold President Barack Obama, not former President George W. Bush, accountable for the poor state of America’s economy.

Conservative PAC American Crossroads circulated the startling statement Thursday afternoon, expecting it will take Democratic campaign strategists by surprise.

“Right now, understandably — totally legitimate — this is a referendum on Obama and Biden and the nature of the state of the economy,” Biden said.

Polls indicating that more Americans blame Bush for the economy than Obama are not relevant, Biden said.

“Even though fifty-some percent of the American people think that the economy tanked because of the last administration, that’s not relevant,” Biden stressed. “What’s relevant is we’re in charge. And right now we are the ones in charge and it’s gotten better, but it hasn’t gotten good enough.”

“I don’t blame them for being mad. We’re in charge,” Biden explained.

As I sat watching the recent Senate Cloture vote to supposedly overcome a Republican filibuster. The funny thing is even Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) voted no to end the filibuster and sent the Senate into recess. This is exactly why these morons are going to lose the majority in the Senate and the White House in the next election.

Simply amazing…Please Liberals please keep doing this the more you do this the more you slide lower and lower in the polls…

In the parlance of Washington, the Democrats are going to get the upper hand in the final round of the debt debate.  Republicans will succeed in making a vast cut in federal spending, unimaginable before the 2010 election and will block any tax increases.  Democrats will get an extension of the debt limit until after the election so as to avoid dragging Obama through this process again.

But the damage this debate has inflicted on the Obama Presidency is so deep and profound that it will have played a large part in dooming his re-election chances.  The injury to his popularity from the debt debate is far greater than the addition to his popularity he realized after killing bin Laden.

Here’s what will unfold in Washington:

Step One:  Reid and McConnell will craft a deal calling for larger so-called budget cuts (they’ll count the fictitious spending cuts achieved by avoiding foreign wars not now contemplated) and they will extend the debt limit until after the election.  McConnell will exact some language whereby Obama has to ask for the additional borrowing authority but it will require a two-thirds vote to deny it to him.  There will be a bi-partisan committee to craft further savings, but nobody will pay much attention to its results, certainly not Obama.

Step Two:  The Reid-McConnell compromise will pass the Senate with five or six defections by Democrats up for re-election and a dozen or two additions from non-tea party Republicans.

Step Three:  House Republicans will raise hell and refuse to pass the Senate bill.  Boehner will make a show of persuading them and then, finally, confronted by the “deadline” artificially ginned up by the president, he will permit it to pass with strong Democratic support.  A majority — or close to it — of his own party will vote no.

Outcome:  Obama will get credit for raising the debt limit.  Republican conservatives will be able to say they voted no.  Boehner will keep his credibility because he got a pure debt limit bill passed only with GOP votes before he crossed the aisle for final passage.

But the real outcome will be to have brought Obama’s job approval down from its bin Laden high of 55% to a new Gallup low of 40%.  That is ground he won’t be able to make up.  And, put through the rigors of tension and uncertainly, the economy will sink further into a double dip recession.  A recession brought on, in large part, by Obama’s crying wolf over the debt limit and creating an environment of financial and economic terror around its passage.

Republicans proved they can govern by passing their one-house debt limit increase.  Their fiscal conservative credentials are intact.  And Obama looks, once more, like a weak and easily cowed incompetent to his backers and a big spending and borrowing liberal to the rest of us.

Game to Obama.  Set and Match to the GOP.

So beings Obama didn’t want to raise the debt ceiling in 2006 that makes him an extremist right? What is good for the goose is good for the gander….


Obama looses either way regarding the debt ceiling!

  • Obama caves and agrees with the Republicans: then his base will crumble even further into oblivion “I don’t see him doing this, his political career is already in shambles”.
  • The 14th amendment: Section 4 confirmed the legitimacy of all United States public debt appropriated by the Congress. It also confirmed that neither the United States nor any state would pay for the loss of slaves or debts that had been incurred by the Confederacy. For example, several English and French banks had lent money to the South during the war.[48] In Perry v. United States (1935), the Supreme Court ruled that under Section 4 voiding a United States government bond “went beyond the congressional power.” Section 4 has been cited (during the debate in July of 2011 over whether to extend the U.S. debt ceiling). Obama and the White House have both said that the President will not try the 14th Amendment approach because HE CAN’T RAISE THE DEBT CEILING WITHOUT CONGRESSIONAL APPROVAL MEANING BOTH HOUSES…
  • DEFAULT: If the debt ceiling is not raised and the USA defaults then this will be the final nail in Obama’s political coffin. If this happens then while the house Republicans will take a beating politically as well the Republican Presidential Candidates that HAVE not spoke out on the Debt Ceiling will not of course be blamed. Romney for example has played this very smart he simply does not talk about the Debt Ceiling issues his message is focused on Jobs. While the Debt ceiling plays a major part in our economy and some in job creation and Pvt. Sector stability he simply just doesn’t mention it. Michele Bachmann on the other hand has come out saying she WOULD NOT raise the debt ceiling allowing the country to default which makes her very strong with the tea party but the tea party alone will not win her a general election.

So anyway Obama goes he looses, he has had more than enough time to raise the debt ceiling back when the Democrats controlled both houses of congress but instead they played golf, went on many tax payer funded vacations and basically didn’t do shit crap.