According to The Hill, US Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR – D) stated that Obama told lawmakers not passing the tax deal could end his presidency. Obama denies making any such comment. Obama’s presidency over because of not passing the tax deal? Not quite, Obama’s presidency is over for many other reasons as soon by his continued low approval ratings and his signature health care legislation being in deep trouble with the people and the courts.
Might end his presidency … so he thinks his Presidency isn’t over yet, reminds of of the movie the Sixth Sense when the young boy Cole Sear says, “[they're] walking around like regular people. They don’t see each other. They only see what they want to see. They don’t know they’re dead.” Politically speaking of course.
In urging lawmakers to vote for his tax deal, President Obama is using one of his go-to lines from the healthcare debate, according to a Democratic lawmaker.
Obama is telling members of Congress that failure to pass the tax-cut legislation could result in the end of his presidency, Rep. Peter DeFazio (Ore.) said.
“The White House is putting on tremendous pressure, making phone calls, the president is making phone calls saying this is the end of his presidency if he doesn’t get this bad deal,” he told CNN’s Eliot Spitzer.
But the White House shot back late on Wednesday.
“The president hasn’t said anything remotely like that and has never spoken with Mr. DeFazio about the issue,” said White House spokesman Tommy Vietor.
So did Obama really make such dire statements regarding his presidency? As we are reminded by Hot Air, its is not like The One has a track record of making ultimatum statements regarding the success or failure of his presidency.