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Obama: Will I Agree to a Short-Term Deal? No, No, No . . . Yes

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 5:37 pm

I guess this is no longer the United States of America:

Only 10 days ago, President Barack Obama appeared in the James Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House and drew an uncompromising line in the sand on negotiations to raise the United States’ borrowing limit.

“The things that I will not consider are a 30-day or a 60-day or a 90-day or a 180-day temporary stopgap resolution to this problem,” Mr. Obama said. “This is the United States of America, and we don’t manage our affairs in three-month increments.”

Except, of course, when it does.

Mr. Obama signalled Wednesday he is prepared to backtrack on his earlier vow to reject any short-term agreement to raise the debt ceiling, acknowledging lawmakers now have so little time to strike a more ambitious “grand bargain” that an emergency stop gap measure may be the only option remaining.

Don’t call his bluff!

21 Responses to “Obama: Will I Agree to a Short-Term Deal? No, No, No . . . Yes”

  1. “As I have consistently said, this is the United States of America, and we don’t manage our affairs in three-month increments, but I have to go to Martha’s Vineyard with Michelle and the girls next week and then it’s my birthday the week after that.” I was only kidding about holding up those social security checks. I hope everybody realizes that.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  2. Teh One’s grand pronouncements cease having any meaning the moment he utters them.

    JD (b98cae)

  3. I believe the term is “no longer operative”. If I recall correctly from the Clinton administration.

    Milhouse (ea66e3)

  4. Not much different than backing 2300 blank pages to become law. Everything means what I mean it to be when I mean it.

    Ed from SFV (7d7851)

  5. This guy probably is irritating the democrats even more than he’s irritating us by this point.

    What a pansy.

    Dustin (b7410e)

  6. He only promised to veto a 30, 60, or 90 day extension. He never promised to veto a different number of days..

    Sabba Hillel (ca8ca1)

  7. That’s being disrespectful of pansies everywhere.

    AD-RtR/OS! (a64e11)

  8. That’s it… A 5 Year Plan. What could go wrong.

    The Five-Year Plans for the National Economy of the Soviet Union (Russian: пятилетка, Pyatiletka) were a series of nation-wide centralized exercises in rapid economic development in the Soviet Union. The plans were developed by a state planning committee based on the Theory of Productive Forces that was part of the general guidelines of the Communist Party for economic development. Fulfilling the plan became the watchword of Soviet bureaucracy. (See Overview of the Soviet economic planning process) The same method of planning was also adopted by most other communist states, including the People’s Republic of China. In addition, several capitalist states have emulated the concept of central planning, though in the context of a market economy, by setting integrated economic goals for a finite period of time. Thus are found “Seven-year Plans” and “Twelve-Year Plans”. Nazi Germany emulated the practice in its Four Year Plan designed to bring Germany to war-readiness.

    Several five-year plans did not take up the full period of time assigned to them: some were successfully completed earlier than expected, while others failed and were abandoned. Altogether, there were thirteen five-year plans. The initial five-year plans were created to serve in the rapid industrialization of the Soviet Union, and thus placed a major focus on heavy industry. The first one was accepted in 1928, for the period from 1929 to 1933, and completed one year early. The last Five-Year Plan was for the period from 1991 to 1995 and was not completed, as the Soviet Union was dissolved in 1991.

    BfC (2ebea6)

  9. The time to call his bluff is Nov. 2012

    Icy Texan (ebd4df)

  10. a short-term deal? That was what the whole entire issue was when he started screaming at Eric Cantor and threw his shoe and ran out of the room the other day.

    happyfeet (3c92a1)

  11. I bet he was a man and called Eric today to apologize for yelling and thanked him for the idea, though, happy.

    elissa (7f84b5)

  12. Anti-liberal leftists are playing with our future.

    DohBiden (d54602)

  13. We won’t default unless obama purposely allows us too…………..which he will probably.

    DohBiden (d54602)

  14. Wow calling Palin white trash is so hilarious………..and the comedian was a black obot too.

    /Sarcasm obviously

    DohBiden (d54602)

  15. “No, No, No . . . Yes”

    Jim Trott in “The Vicar of Dibley” leapt to my mind immediately.

    Nate Whilk (275708)

  16. No, No, No . . . Yes”

    Jim Trott in “The Vicar of Dibley” leapt to my mind immediately.

    “I can’t believe it’s not I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter“.

    Milhouse (ea66e3)

  17. Cut $500 billion right away. Give POTUS a $500 billion debt limit increase. That should be good to get him through next year to somewhere around election time, at least. Then pass the amendment. That does NOT go through his office. All it must do is pass Congress and have 67 states sign off on it.

    At THAT point whatever bozo is in the White House he gets no more debt limit increases and must deal with that migraine.


    JBD (99eed4)

  18. #6, I thought the same thing.

    Sponge Bob Torquemada (786e37)

  19. He’d didn’t want Cantor to call his bluff cuz he wanted to do it himself

    Yet another in a series of climbdowns from Dear Leader, he’s worse than Gaddafi with the pretending all his defeats are victories lol

    Reaganite Republican (c90bca)

  20. “Eric, don’t call my bluff. I’m not gonna let you call my bluff. I fold. Nah-nah, nah-nah, nah!”

    Chipper (fe8b5a)

  21. This is the United States of America, and we don’t manage our affairs in three-month increments.

    We shoot for three-hour increments, actually, and our level of success isn’t stunning even then.

    bobby b (4baf73)

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