Obama gloated and attacked Republicans ahead of the fiscal cliff vote. Despite acting confused and angry, Republicans decided to join Democrats and vote for these bills anyways.
That really just goes to show you how weak our leadership is for letting Obama bully them.
Obama’s ripped Republicans during his “fiscal cliff” speech for not agreeing to raise taxes. He praised himself for his “responsible” approach. At one point in his speech he bragged about how he got Republicans to agree to raise taxes on wealthy Americans.
Huffington Post reported:
Doug Heye, a spokesman for House Majority Whip Eric Cantor (R-Va.), tweeted, “If Obama’s goal was to harm the process and make going over the cliff more likely, he’s succeeding.” Another Cantor spokesperson said, “So….I’m confused….does POTUS want a deal or not? Because all those jabs at Congress certainly sounded like a smack in the face to me.
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said the president “sent a message of confrontation” to Republicans, who could be voting on a deal in the next 24 hours. “I’m not sure … whether to be angry or to be saddened,” he added.
A source close to House Republican leadership went even further, telling HuffPost that the lower chamber was in revolt over Obama’s remarks and that the deal could blow up because of them.
Hey congress, forget about getting elected. DEMAND CUTS and DON’T raise the debt ceiling.