Thursday, December 09, 2010


The frustration with President Barack Obama over his tax cut compromise was palpable and even profane at Thursday’s House Democratic Caucus meeting.

One unidentified lawmaker went so far as to mutter “f--- the president” while Rep. Shelley Berkley was defending the package the president negotiated with Republicans. Berkley confirmed the incident, although she declined to name the specific lawmaker....

--Roll Call

Basically, here's where we stand. Obama thought he negotiated a tough bargain with Republicans. Congressional Democrats now think they're revolting against what they think was a lousy bargain with Republicans. They both think they're taking on the plutocratic extremism of the GOP, but really all they're doing is getting tough with ... each other. Neither side has the firepower to actually put any hurt on the GOP. So each side kicks the dog, except what we really have is two dogs kicking each other.

The master -- the GOP -- isn't getting kicked. The master is just laughing at how pathetic it all is.

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