Obama’s October Surprise Courtesy of John Boehner

Will He Have the Last Laugh?

We’ve been set up again.  Mark my words:  The debt ceiling issue will come again, this time, as Democrats’ October Surprise.  Senator Rob Portman(R-OH) has completed a new study, and has discovered that the Debt Ceiling will be reached just in time for the election.  Obama will use this issue to bludgeon Republicans on the eve of the election.  You can bet there will be no short-term deals, and no negotiations, and these big government liars are going to drive their base to the polls, and not only to re-elect Obama, or stave off the loss of the Senate, but also to re-take the House.  Granny will again be pushed off the cliff by “Paul Ryan,” with an impersonator of the Republican nominee may be, nodding approvingly in the background.  Not only did Boehner manage to get nothing for his debt ceiling sell-out, but he also walked his entire party into Obama’s trap.

Those of you will remember how John Boehner poked and prodded and cajoled Republican freshmen to forsake their voters’ strong opposition to any increases of the debt ceiling, but what you may not remember is how Whiner of the House undermined his own party’s bill by seeking a deal with Harry Reid to undercut Cut, Cap and Balance before it could even be considered in the Senate.  To say that this situation is dangerous is an understatement.  While Boehner succeeded in making a deal, what he really did was to set us up.  Just days short of the election, Barack Obama will rail against Republicans, and in this situation, it will be nearly impossible for him to lose.  He will demonize House Republicans, and he will associate them with the GOP nominee.

In that situation, if the GOP makes a deal, they will lose.  Obama will be seen as the winner, an their own district electorates will throw them out, or sit out the election in disgust.  Their only chance is to stand, but if they don’t learn a new message and learn it fast, they’ll be painted as uncaring monsters who want to stop Granny’s Social Security check, starve children, and lay off teachers.  You might wonder how I could assert all of this, but the answer is simple: We’ve seen it all before.  This is one more ignominious result of the glaring failure of John Boehner and Republican leadership in Congress to make politically smart decisions.  They should have had this fight last summer, but they’re so fearful of bad public relations that they were willing to make a deal that may well doom them.

If the Republican leadership doesn’t go on the offensive now, and stay there, we will lose big in November, and our country will be ruined.  When it is, you can thank [then] Minority Leader John Boehner, who will undoubtedly cry in response.

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  • http://u2sa.wordpress.com G. C. Forsman

    Reblogged this on United to Save America and commented:
    Obama is a crafty one. Just another reason to get rid of him.

  • Ione Shipman

    I am very thankful that President Obama will win a second term, and will be even more gratifying if we can also get rid of a bunch of "tea party" Republicans in the Senate, House and at the state level. What has been hurting our government so badly is these extremists whose only goal is to unseat President Obama, instead of doing what is in the best interests of the American people.

    • http://www.markamerica.com MarkAmerica

      Thanks for stopping by on your way home from the bar.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1649923542 Thomas Dixon

        Ya'know Mark, I view my time as valuable (even if only to me). I know your hours are numbered ~ I've recounted before my awe at your ability to balance home, work, & publishing frequency.

        So, how do these guys do it? I mean, my time is spent learning, staying abreast o of critical issues, digging in depth to find roots of information. I simply don't have time to seek out, respond to, and interchange on Progressive websites. I do read all comments attached to stories and drop back-and-forth into Facebook.

        I'm not looking for an answer. Just wanted you to know that your thought processes and articles are a mainstay of my information gathering that result in critical thinking and, ultimately, my decision making.

        Anyway, I value your opinion. Thank you for taking time to share more than just snippets. As Butch Cassidy so wisely asked (if only in the movie), "Who ARE those guys?"

    • lucky7m

      Whatever you are smoking or drinking stop it… it is severely impeding you r thought process , as far as the tea party goes get used to us we were here before the socialists have tried to take over. If your hero does, God forbid win the America we know is gone. Have a Blessed day.

  • PalinSupporter2012

    Thought everyone said it was too late. Now if Mitt doesnt win they want to have someone else join the race.

    Top GOP Senator Says ‘If Romney Loses Michigan, We Need a New Candidate’
    http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/02/top-

    • http://www.markamerica.com MarkAmerica

      Do me one favor. Try to make your comments relevant to the posting, please. Your link is newsworthy, and trust me, many will still see it if you attach it to one of the relevant articles because these articles get read for days and weeks, sometimes longer.

  • Shawn

    I have believed this would happen all along.

    You can not make deals with the devil. John Boehnor should have been thrown out on his ass after making a that deal.

    I said then and I say now he has no Back bone. Don't even get me started about Marbel Mouth Mitch in the Senate. He always sells us down the River.

    Boehnor needs to come up with bill and pass it now. Then every week stand on the Capitol steps telling America that the Senate has not brought the bill up for a Vote. They should be doing that on every bill they pass.

    The American people need to see and understand that Harry the do nothing Senate leader is not willing to help this country.

    It reminds me of when the Goverment was shut down while Newt Gingrich was Speaker and Clinton was just about to cave in and what happens the coward Bob Dole caved in and Newt looked like a fool.
    Clinton looked like the hero.
    Nobody knew the truth there but you just read the truth.

    • http://www.markamerica.com MarkAmerica

      Shawn, You're quite right: Bob Dole didn't want bad press as he embarked on his presidential campaign. Others may have forgotten this, and forgotten that he abandoned Newt, but I will not forget it. The worst part: If they would have hung on just a little longer… You're quite right.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1605039352 Batmo Beal

    Having not lived through Nazi Germany, it will be interesting to see the looks on the faces of the sheeple Obama supporters once he gets re-elected, and they all lose their benefits, and the genocidal extermination begins in America. I never knew Americans could be so stupid, and I have accepted the fact that we are already dead as a free nation, but all that's left before I too perish at the hands of our Nazi government will be to see the expressions on the faces of the cowardly liberal sheeple who were too stupid to know history, the consequences of their stupidity, and the fact that it would happen all over again, with their full endorsement,May God bless the decent people of what used to be the greatest free nation the world has ever known.

  • http://facebook Laurie Arnold

    "[T]he more we depend on foreign nations to lend us money, the more our economic security is tied to the whims of foreign leaders whose interests might not be aligned with ours. Increasing America's debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that ''the buck stops here.'' Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better. I therefore intend to oppose the effort to increase America's debt limit."
    – Senator Barack Obama, March 16, 2006

    So which is it Obama??
    We can't trust a damn thing that comes out of your mouth.
    And to the Kool-Aid drinker lone shipman….bbbbbbbaby you ain't seen nothing yet…

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