The Learning Curve

New tricks for an old dog.

Into the briar patch

President Barack Obama is a smart fellow who understands if he is in favor of something, there is a certain political contingent which will be opposed to it for no reason other than that. This makes me question President Obama’s recent assertion that he will not settle for any short-term debt ceiling increase. Why not? The past few weeks have shown the House Republicans to be petulant and impotent. It’s reasonable that President Obama would like more of the same between now and November, 2012, and not less of it.

The louder the Democrats complain about a short term debt ceiling hike, the more likely the Republicans will give it to them, and it is a near perfect solution. The Republicans can claim coup points and Democrats can get what they want.


Written by Tom Fox

07/25/2011 at 3:46 am

Posted in Politics

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