Monday, December 31, 2012

The world's worst negotiator

Nothing causes me more agita than watching the President negotiate with Republicans. It's like he's Walter from Fringe and he intentionally removed the part of his brain that deals with strategy and bargaining. If he strikes a "grand bargain" that doesn't include a permanent deal to raise the debt ceiling, then it's a Pyrrhic victory at best. The Republicans will just come back and extract the last pound of flesh when the debt ceiling needs to be raised. Is it really possible he doesn't understand this? It can't be right? He just really really really wants to strike a deal, just for the sake of striking a deal. God he really sucks sometimes.

Go over the god damn cliff already!


Looks like a deal may have been struck. And surprise, surprise it's awful. It also does nothing to reduce the deficit, which was supposed to be the most important crisis EVAH!

It remains to be seen whether the Teahadists decide, once again, to save Democrats from themselves by beating the bill back in the House. Right-wing insanity - ACTIVATE!


  1. This is why I've almost completely stopped following politics. Too depressing. I can only imagine the Democrats will fail to revise the filibuster in a few days as well, but at least Obama gets less a say in that one. Didn't realize that I'd one day consider Reid a much better politician than Obama.

  2. I used to hate Reid. I have almost entirely reversed course on him. He seems to have learned a lot from his experience as the Majority leader. I think he's going to wuss out on filibuster reform, but I never would have guessed it would even make it on to the agenda two years ago.