The recent Dredd Blog post "Obama: The Republican Candidate in 2012?" will seem less far fetched today after President Obama caved in to rich republicans and agreed to tax extensions for two years for the daddy warbucks 2% over us.
What everyone seems to be forgetting at the moment is that the House of Representatives is still controlled by the democrats.
The House is still led by Nancy Pelosi, and thus, the House members are the deciders as to whether to give the tax cuts to the rich or not to.
In fact, they have already voted against it, voting instead to extend only the tax cuts for those making less than $250G a year.
So Obama may call it "bi-partisan", but since the House Democrats aren't part of that "bi", he must be calling the Senate Republicans & the House Republicans a "bi-partisan" group.
More than that, the democrats who lost their seats will cast a vote on whether or not to continue to lower the taxes of the rich, and they have nothing to loose.
They may have a little pay back for Mr. Obama in mind.
That is as it should be, since he seems to be going masochistic and needs to get it from both sides one would guess.
Sometimes the politicians are blown off course by their own bloviating so they forget their civics 101, forget that the congress is bi-cameral, and forget that budget bills must originate in the House of Representatives according to our Constitution (last time I checked anyway).
Thus, the President is dissing the House of Representatives, and specifically those of "his own party", by doing the bidding of the Republicans.
Call your representatives and tell them to shut down Obama's Stockholm Syndrome suffering with some good old fashioned House medicine.
Yes we should.