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Fearing Defeat, Obama Now Says He’s Focused on Deficits and Debt

rgreer945 Wrote: Oct 26, 2012 6:27 AM
Uh, I hate to upset the apple cart here but the reason Obama is talking "grand compromise" is because now that he has secured his victory, he no longer has to fear his progressive base. He can now seek the agreement on entitlements without any effective backlash from them. He knows he has their votes in the next few days. It is too late for his base to desert him.
tibby2 Wrote: Oct 26, 2012 7:07 AM
Obama is good at "newspeak" and "bait-and-switch".
ThasicAlambra Wrote: Oct 26, 2012 7:55 AM
If he EVER wanted a 'grand bargain' why wait until a week from a heavily contested re-election? He has had 4 years to institute his 'grand bargain'. What, he just realized the country is in debt? This has nothing to do with his base or what he REALLY plans on doing if he is (God forbid) re-elected. It is about garnering votes from all the useful idiots.

WASHINGTON - The latest sign President Obama fears he's headed for defeat came this week when he said he'd seek a "grand bargain" with Republicans to reduce a $16 trillion debt.

Over the course of his campaign, Obama has ignored the monstrous debt he's piled up over the past four years in an orgy of unprecedented annual spending increases and budget deficits. Now, with little more than a week left before Election Day, and the presidential race in a dead heat, he suddenly wants a compromise with Republican leaders in Congress to curb spending and borrowing.

Well, he's...