Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY), “I Believe the President [Obama] is eager to Go Over the Cliff for Political Purposes”
What, President Barack Obama being all about politics and not what’s good for America, say it isn’t so …
This morning on FOX News Sunday, Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) told Chris Wallace that he believes that President Barack Obama wants to drive off the “fiscal cliff” as Obama believes it is politically advantageous for him. Barrasso stated, “I believe the president is eager to go over the cliff for political purposes” and “He senses a political victory at the bottom of the cliff.” Barrasso also questioned Obama’s lack of leadership in negotiations.
Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) said Sunday he thinks President Obama wants to dive over the so-called “fiscal cliff.”
“I believe the president is eager to go over the cliff for political purposes,” Barrasso told Chris Wallace on “Fox News Sunday.” “He senses a political victory at the bottom of the cliff.”
The senator also said he believes the nation will go over the cliff, with the deadline just nine days away.
Barrasso said he thinks Obama is eager to blame Republicans if Congress cannot reach a deal by the end of the year. Polls have indicated that Americans would blame Republicans more than Democrats if talks fail.
Barrasso also pointed to a report in the Wall Street Journal late last week that said during negotiations, Obama threatened Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) that he would use the presidential bully pulpit to heap blame on the GOP during his “State of the Union” speech next year.
UPDATE I: Senator Barrasso’s sentiment was shared by US Rep. Mick Mulvaney of South Carolina who believes as well that Obama wants to go off the “fiscal cliff”.
“I believed from the very beginning and continue to believe that the president has no interest at all in not going over the cliff,” Mulvaney told CNN chief political correspondent Candy Crowley on “State of the Union.” “He wants to go over the cliff. Everything I’ve looked at and seen out of the White House.”