On December 7, 1941, Americans woke to “a date which will live in infamy.” This morning many who voted for President Barack Obama would mark today’s date in similar terms.
They need to stop and think.
The president of the United States of America has not been checkmated by a Republican gambit. He has not found himself in a stalemate. He has been caught in a double fork, Loosely interpreted: he was damned if he did and damned if he didn’t.
And he did it - for lower- and middle-class Americans.
DemWit recommends this New York Times article for a clear understanding of both Obama’s dilemma and his willingness to compromise.
And, if you don’t remember anything else about this whole tax-cuts game, remember these words:
“I am not willing to let working families across this country become collateral damage for political warfare here in Washington.”
- President Barack Obama, 6 December 2010