Friday, November 18, 2011

From "satan sandwich" to eating crow

I just have to quote a bit of an article from The Hill because it fits so perfectly with what I wrote about this morning on how Obama and the Democrats outsmarted Republicans on the debt ceiling deal. The title of the article tells the story: Democrats' 'Shit Sandwich' starts tasting pretty good.

The bipartisan debt-limit deal, famously called a “Satan sandwich” by a prominent Democrat this summer, is looking more heavenly to the left.

Republicans crowed after striking the agreement with President Obama, while congressional Democrats cried foul. Despite the White House’s endorsement of the bill, 95 House Democrats voted against it.

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), chairman of the Budget Committee, subsequently said Republicans called Obama’s bluff. Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said he got 98 percent of what he wanted in the deal.

Three months later, members of both parties are looking at the deal much differently.

A GOP lawmaker who requested anonymity told The Hill that “it’s the 2 percent that’s killing [Boehner]"...

Now, in sharp contrast to this summer, Democrats say they are in the driver’s seat. They note that Republicans are already vowing to torpedo the sequestration [triggered] cuts to the Defense Department, something Democrats say they will not go along with...

Republicans privately acknowledged they are more fractured than they were in July and early August. A handful of GOP legislators have recently bashed anti-tax activist Grover Norquist’s tax pledge while others have defended it, claiming Republicans should not even be considering raising taxes.

How's that crow tasting now to all those of you who said we'd been handed a "satan sandwich" and bought into Mr. "I got 98% of what I wanted" Boehner's bloviating?

1 comment:

  1. At this rate, many Democrats and self-professed liberals and progressives are just as dumb as the crazy Republicans. It's an embarrassment to watch the Democratic Party religiously refuse to support Pres Obama time-and-time again.

    God help us if Democrats fail to vote next November because they're still made about some "public option".

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