John Boehner: We’ve done the best we can
Oh bull–snort. The Republicans have tried and succeeded in destroying the economy and doing irreparable harm to the middle class. They have declared war on senior citizens and have tried to throw them under the bus so they can take care of the 2%.
During an interview with NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Obama said that Republicans would have to shoulder the blame if a deal is not reached ahead of Tuesday’s deadline.
“We have been talking to the Republicans ever since the election was over. They have had trouble saying yes to a number of repeated offers,” Obama said. “[S]o far, at least, Congress has not been able to get this stuff done. Not because Democrats in Congress don’t want to go ahead and cooperate, but because I think it’s been very hard for Speaker Boehner and Republican Leader McConnell to accept the fact that taxes on the wealthiest Americans should go up a little bit, as part of an overall deficit reduction package.”
Later on the program, New York Times columnist David Brooks backed up the president’s assessment.
“Most of the blame still has to go to the Republicans,” Brooks said. “They’ve had a brain freeze since the election. They have no strategy. They don’t know what they want. They haven’t decided what they want.”
The bottom line is, the Republicans can’t pass their own bill. The Democrats aren’t perfect but they outshine the clown squad by light-years. Here we go, off the cliff.