Video: Obama Just Two Months Ago Called Tax Cuts For The Rich,”Irresponsible”

So, as I’m sure, you’ve  heard, the President has made a deal with Republicans on the Bush tax cuts, including a major cave on estate taxes.

Obama has always been violently opposed to Bush’s eeeeevil “tax cuts for the rich”, which he has characterized as one of “the failed policies that got us into this mess.”

Here he is just two and  half months ago, saying, “the math isn’t there to give tax cuts to the rich”:
So what changed?
Nothing, of course. Obama is as left-wing as ever, but he  made what John Podhoretz calls a “what the hell” gambit:

Obama said, “What the hell.” Once he knew he had to give in, and would get criticized for giving in, he figured he might as well go whole hog. The whole deal seems designed to test conservative arguments about how best to help the economy right now, with the understanding that if the economy improves markedly as a result, he will get more credit for his role from the independents he lost so decisively in the 2010 election. And if it doesn’t, then the GOP will be in the position he was in this year in relation to the stimulus — their desired policy won’t have worked either, and he won’t get blamed for acceding to political reality in going along with it.

Maybe Obama has looked at the gloomy economic forecast, (thanks to his wild spending) with the “fiscal Frankenstein” of ObamaCare ever looming, and figured he’d let the Republicans be the fall guys in 2012 if things haven’t appreciably improved. (And they may not).

Ace of Spades calls this Obama’s most harmful broken promise. Read the unhinged comments he posted from Huffpo.
I’d say it’s as toxic to his left-wing constituents as Poppy’s reneging on his “Read my lips – no new taxes” pledge was to conservatives. Obama reneging on his tax the rich pledge =one term for him.

WOW…this is why I don’t watch Obama press conferences – I’m getting shivering douchechills just reading the title of Michelle Malkin’s latest post: So much for bipartisanship: Obama calls GOP “hostage-takers,” Boehner a “bomb-thrower;” attacks lib critics, too:

President Obama looks haggard and peeved and petulant at his White House press briefing on the tax deal, still underway as I type.

Exuding his typical gracelessness, he pouted about being forced into negotiations, whined about “tax cuts for the wealthy” as the “Holy Grail” of the Republican Party, and yes, referred to the GOP as “hostage-takers.”

“It’s tempting not to negotiate with hostage takers, unless the hostage gets harmed…the hostage was the American people.”

So much self-pitying stuff and nonsense packed into one plaintive wail.

Video at link.
See also:

Joseph Lawler at The American Spectator: Did Obama Get What He Really Wanted?

Talk about hostage taking. Look who’s kidnapping a Republican idea, and presenting it as his own:
Obama is taking credit for the payroll tax cut idea and claiming it is part of the concessions he got from the GOP as part of the overall agreement to keep tax rates steady but that’s simply BS.

Remember during the debate over the so called “stimulus” bill when Obama said the GOP didn’t have any ideas and simply was saying no to everything? That was always a lie, the GOP did have an alternative plan and guess what was item number one in it (pdf)?

Eliminate the 3.1% payroll tax for all American EMPLOYEES for 2 years, and use general revenue to pay for Social Security and Medicare obligations.

Imagine what the last two years would have been like had the stimulus actually been used in ways that stimulated the economy and not as a means to pay off Democratic interest groups.

Just for $hits and giggles, you should check out, Dummie Funnies, tonight: Obama tax cuts the last straw for DUmmies! DUmmieland in Meltdown Mode!

As you might expect, today’s cave-in on the tax deal has pushed DUmmieland decidedly over the edge. We’re getting the “early returns” tonight, and it’s not pretty. The threads are just building up, even as we speak, so tonight I’ll pick and choose from a variety of posts–there are tons to choose from–both General Discussion: Presidency THREADS and General Discussion THREADS. And I’m guessing PJ will have more for you in the days to come.

So let us now don our asbestos suits and enter the fiery furnace that is DUmmieland, in Bolshevik Red, while the commentary of your humble guest correspondent, Charles Henrickson, having more DU threads to look at than you could possibly imagine, is in the tax [brackets]:

A crossroads for DU… I betcha there’s a record amount of locked threads tonight…

[NO! Are you kidding? DU is a close-knit community of loyal Democrats, all standing together, arm in arm, UNITED in support of our wonderful President and Congress. Why, this has been a Golden Era, you know, with our beloved Democrats in charge of everything. No, no! No dissent or disunity HERE, of all places! Locked threads? Perish the thought!]


Honestly. I can’t relate to a mindset that is so in love with the idea of  raising *other people’s*  taxes …and having conniption fits when it doesn’t happen. What is wrong with these people?


Doug Ross: Can You Spell Delusional? Leftist Media Pillories President Obama For Not Being Sufficiently Marxist; Kucinich Could Challenge In 12012 Primary

Linked by Michelle Malkin, thanks


Noted Gazillionaire Calls For Global One Child Policy To Save Gaia

Sacrilegious though this may sound, democracy is no longer
well suited for the tasks ahead. The complexity and the technical
nature of many of today’s problems do not always allow elected
representatives to make competent decisions at the right time.

– Club of Rome

We’re talking about media mogul, Ted Turner, a member of the Club of Rome, a group of highly influential,  Neo-Malthusian, global elitists who want to impose some sort of new world order on civilization.

Tell me if this man’s ideas aren’t just a little scary.

Climate change and population control can make for a politically explosive mix, as media mogul Ted Turner demonstrated Sunday when he urged world leaders to institute a global one-child policy to save the Earth’s environment.

Mr. Turner spoke at a luncheon where economist Brian O’Neill from the U.S.’s National Center for Atmospheric Research unveiled his study on the impact of demographic trends on future greenhouse gas emission, a little-discussed subject given its political sensitivity.


Mr. Turner – a long-time advocate of population control – said the environmental stress on the Earth requires radical solutions, suggesting countries should follow China’s lead in instituting a one-child policy to reduce global population over time. He added that fertility rights could be sold so that poor people could profit from their decision not to reproduce.

“If we’re going to be here [as a species] 5,000 years from now, we’re not going to do it with seven billion people,” Mr. Turner said.

Former Irish president Mary Robinson warned that radical prescriptions for population control would backfire, ensuring that the subject will remain off the agenda of international climate talks.

“If we do it the wrong way, we can divide the world,” Ms. Robinson said. “A lot of people in the climate world could communicate this very badly.”

Mary Robinson is a member of the Gaia -worshiping Club of Rome, as well, as is Al Gore, George Soros, Maurice Strong, David Rockefeller, Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter, (notice any trends?), Tony Blair, Deepak Chopra, Henry Kissinger, and Obama’s Science Czar, John Holdren, the absent minded Professor, who along with his mentor, Paul Ehrich, has a 100% record of being wrong on every catastrophic prediction he’s ever made. For example,  he outrageously predicted that one billion people would die by 2020 due to “some form of eco-catastrophe”. That’s about one in seven of us dead in ten years. The only way that’s gonna happen is if Holdren’s insane prescriptions to reduce world population, (forced abortions, mass sterilizations) are  implemented, or if perhaps the earth gets hit by an asteroid.

Yet, Holdren is the smartest man in any room, and anyone who disagrees with him is an anti-science troglodyte, just ask Julian Simon,(1932-98), who for years was Holdren and Ehrlich arch-rival. Simon, a Professor of Business Administration from the University of Maryland, wrote scholarly papers and articles skeptical of their dire predictions.

In 1990 Paul Ehrlich, John Holdren, and John Harte lost a nationally publicized monetary wager with Simon regarding the future of natural resource prices. Simon bet that such prices would fall in real terms over time. Ehrlich et al. bet they would rise—and lost on all five commodities they chose.

Even so, Ehrlich likened Simon to “an imbecile,” a “flat earther,” and a “fringe character.”

As late as 1991 Paul and Anne Ehrlich belittled Simon as “an economist specializing in mail-order marketing.”

Holdren, when asked to critically review an essay evaluating his 2003 criticism of Bjorn Lomborg, “The Heated Energy Debate.” told Robert Bradley one of the writers of the website,  Master Resource:

What exactly entitles you to the evidently self-applied label of ‘energy expert’?  …. You are of course entitled to (verbally) attack me in any legal way you like, but please don’t then pretend in personal notes to me that we are colleagues, each doing our best to get at the truth…. [Y]ou appear to be … lacking both discernible qualifications in the real world and the ability to tell a good argument from a bad one. I want nothing further to do with you.

Read Bradley’s bio and tell me if his 40 years of experience in the energy industry doesn’t  qualify him as an “expert”.

The Climategate emails showed how contemporary warmists like Holdren, bullied their adversaries, but as the Simon story demonstrates, it’s been going on for a very long time.

Sorry, I kinda strayed from the original topic- but the Turner story reminded me of The Club of Rome,  Holdren and Ehrlich, and Climategate…Good grief, these Gaia worshiping freaks drive me nuts.

See also:

Ed Driscoll: Memo to Turner for Turner’s crazy new spin on ObamaCare.

Chris Horner, The Daily Caller: Obama goes rogue in Cancun, putting U.S. interests at risk


Catholic Bishops Jump On Global Warming Bandwagon Just As Wheels Are Falling Off the Hoax

All You Have To Know About Copenhagen

The Nefarious Left-wing Cabal Behind Climate Research (UPDATED)

The Club Of Rome:A Major Force Behind Global Warming Alarmism And its Push For A New World Order

Soros Behind Massive Eco-Redistribution Scheme in Copenhagen

Video: Climate Change Skeptic Chris Horner On Hannity