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Not a single Senate Dem supports Obama’s “fiscal cliff” proposal?

Just caught this from Jennifer Rubin:

Don Stewart, communications director for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), emphasizes that the president, in all likelihood, lacks the support among Democrats to pass his wish-list. He tells me, “To date, not a single Senate Democrat has come forward to endorse the President’s job-killing tax hike and bizarre request for a permanent authority to raise the debt ceiling whenever he wants for as much as he wants.”

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  1. Just as no Democrats will vote for Obama’s budgets.

    Comment by ILoveCapitalism — December 5, 2012 @ 2:23 pm - December 5, 2012

  2. Perhaps The Party is not as cohesive as they want us to believe.

    Comment by Paul — December 5, 2012 @ 3:46 pm - December 5, 2012

  3. If Republicans weren’t idiots, they’d submit Bammy’s plan for a vote.

    Comment by V the K — December 5, 2012 @ 3:55 pm - December 5, 2012

  4. I read a different interpretation of this a while back.
    Seems last year Obama made a terrific promise-filled speech at a George Washington University.
    It was so full of Leftist dreams-come-true that Dems rejected Obama’s next (2011) budget as too centrist.
    They wanted the speech-as-budget.
    The CBO said of that speech, “I cannot score a speech.”
    We have no idea how expensive all Obama’s wish-list would cost, only that Dems won’t settle for less.

    Comment by Nan G — December 5, 2012 @ 6:31 pm - December 5, 2012

  5. I saw this on The Hill. I’m not surprised. They never support his budgets and financial plans. The negotiations in which no one is negotiating is quite a novel approach. He wants our money, all our money and that is his only plan.

    Comment by Sara — December 5, 2012 @ 6:40 pm - December 5, 2012

  6. Someone also posited a theory about why Dems refuse to pass a budget.
    IIRC the nearly $1 trillion stimulus cash is counted as part of our baseline (as long as we don’t have a REAL budget).
    So, all our spending each year since 2009 is based on it as well as all our other department budgets.
    So, we get MORE money spent by the feds based on adding growth on top of a ”budget” that includes that stimulus money.
    IF we wre to hve a real budget on paper, Dems would LOSE well over $1.3 trillion baked into their annual spending now, just because that stimulus money would be excluded.
    BTW, I don’t know if this is even true.
    Trying to even find out is difficult.

    Comment by Nan G — December 5, 2012 @ 6:55 pm - December 5, 2012

  7. Obama doesn’t like democrats that much more than he likes republicans. He’s really just all about punishing America for all it’s sins.

    Comment by Richard Bell — December 5, 2012 @ 7:01 pm - December 5, 2012

  8. Here we go again. I’d say “rinse and repeat,” but we’re stuck with this situation for the foreseeable future, I’m afraid, so there’s no rinsing, just repeating.

    Comment by Kurt — December 6, 2012 @ 12:00 am - December 6, 2012

  9. The congressional democrats aren’t dumb enough to cede their power over the debt limit to the president.

    Congress members like their power and they aren’t handing that power over to the executive-although I think they are all about raising taxes on the wealthy.

    Comment by Just Me — December 6, 2012 @ 8:05 am - December 6, 2012

  10. I find this annoying

    “Today, he [McConnell ] tried to embarrass Senate Democrats and the White House by calling for a vote on Barack Obama’s plan to allow the President, instead of Congress, to raise the debt ceiling. Well it turns out Democrats were perfectly willing to support that plan, and he ended up having to filibuster his own gambit.”

    Why would he do this? All it does is show that both sides are not willing to be serious about this

    Comment by mike — December 6, 2012 @ 8:42 pm - December 6, 2012

  11. Notice how concern-troll mike posts “quotes” without links.

    I guess his “sources” can’t stand up to scrutiny.

    Comment by North Dallas Thirty — December 7, 2012 @ 10:33 am - December 7, 2012

  12. Also, the reason concern-troll mike is spouting his Obama talking points this morning is because his childish Obama is stomping his foot and saying “no”.

    The problem is that concern-troll mike can’t hold his Obama accountable for being childish like he screamed House Republicans were, and he can’t criticize his Barack Obama for refusing the entitlement and other spending cuts that mike tried to claim he “supported” to make his concern-trolling more plausible.

    So because he can’t criticize Obama, he attacks McConnell — and in the process, reveals that he’s really nothing more than a partisan ideologue, a blind bigot who is going to blame Republicans and worship Obama regardless of what happens.

    This is why you can’t take looters and moochers like concern-troll mike seriously. They want the GOP to die and go away so that their Obama can be dictator.

    Comment by North Dallas Thirty — December 7, 2012 @ 12:03 pm - December 7, 2012

  13. Shorter Mike: “It’s not fair that the Republicans want to vote on giving Obama everything he wants.”

    Comment by The_Livewire — December 7, 2012 @ 3:07 pm - December 7, 2012

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