Debt talk disco

You know, at this point I’ve pretty much settled in to watch the dance. Take for instance this catch by Nate Silver:

One stresses functioning; one stresses fear.

I think the consequences of blowing through the debt ceiling must not be that great or President Barack Obama would have stayed at the table. Therefore, call his bluff. Republicans can get what they need out of the deal. The consequences of not arriving at a deal are huge for the Democrats. It either shows the inability of the President to lead, or shows the willingness of the President to govern by scare tactics if there’s no real consequences.

What if the President along with the help of the treasury secretary created a false crisis in order to never let a crisis go to waste? Problem is, a lot of America knows the President whistles louder when he’s bluffing. Yes, I’m saying it’s very possible the President has exaggerated the situation in hopes of fixing it, and thus saving his rankings.

Oh, about those.

That is some serious ugly for the Whistler in Chief.


  1. Randy in Richmond says:

    Rumor has it a deal is in the works to raise the ceiling $ 1 Trillion while reducing spending $1.2 Trillion. It will be good for 6-7 months with a panel of Senators and House members doing the dirty work. The only reason I mention it is because Harry Reid is leaning this way–maybe.

    Time will tell.

    If anybody misses a SS check as a result of this issue, I’ll vote for Tim Kaine as Senator in Virginia. It ain’t gonna happen.

  2. J. Strupp says:

    Whatever the outcome, the guy’s a horrible negotiator. That much is certain.

    He could easily just come out and say the debt ceiling is meaningless and just blow through it. Let the courts waste their time figuring out if it’s constitutional or not. The President would avoid a default, show leadership and re-gain approval from the liberal base of his party that’s in the process of abandoning him.

    But that takes guts to do. Instead he’s already on the Republican side of the table looking to give away more.

    This guy sucks. Big time. Roosevelt is rolling around in his grave.

  3. The Lorax says:

    That would be the day, Randy! I’d hate to see you not be able to cast your vote for Macaca!

  4. That picture has been seared into my brain. Thanks. 🙂

  5. John Foust says:

    How come JB talks about Washington like it’s a place he hasn’t been?