Campaigner/Agitator in Chief Obama Gloats and Attacks During FISCAL Cliff Presser … Leaves GOP Peeved, “does POTUS want a deal or not?”
The Agitator in Chief … There is just no doubt about it, President Obama is a miserable excuse for a president and his sole purpose is to agitate and divide the country.
Barack Obama just cannot stop campaigning and cannot stop his divisive nature as he agitated the GOP today in the midst of Republicans and Democrats negotiating a fiscal cliff compromise. During his campaign stump-style speech he ripped Republicans for their anti-tax raising approach and praised himself for his ability to get them to raise taxes on the so-called rich. And you thought Obama was cocky before the election.
Obama certainly managed to piss off the Republicans. One has to wonder what this guys issues really are. Will Obama ever how leadership and actually act in a manner that is more than the boorish, poor winner? Sorry, but this guy has serious issues.
But his midday press conference, with a group of middle-class Americans looking on, was not without a bit of bravado as well. Obama took multiple shots at Congress for its clumsiness in negotiations and insisted that he’d demand more tax hikes if the legislative body used the impending debt ceiling standoff to demand spending cuts.
In the process, the president irked several Republican aides, who suggested that the entire fiscal cliff deal had been complicated because of his tone and criticism.
“Potus just moved the goalpost again. Significantly. This is new,” tweeted a top aide to McConnell.
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.