As we all know, President McDowngrade is to blame for the failed debt talks and credit downgrade. The WaPo article also proves Obama and the Democrats are liars who attempted to paint Republicans as obstructionist when it was Obama and Democrats obstructing the entire time. Love when liberal myths and lies are exposed. We now learn that Obama ignored his deficit commission (Bowles-Simpson) and he walked away from working out a deal with House Speaker John Boehner.
The verdict is in: Team Boehner has taken Round One of the great journalistic reconstruction of last year’s failed debt talks.
Eight months after deficit talks collapsed between the nation’s top two elected officials, a 4,600-word inside-the-room narrative by The Washington Post on Sunday — the first of several sweeping accounts in the works — paints the Obama administration as walking away from a nearly-done agreement with Boehner. And when the president eventually came around and wanted to cut a deal, Boehner said it was too late.
In short, the Post piece bolsters the Boehner team’s narrative that it was Obama who got cold feet and became unwilling to strike a grand bargain to fix the nation’s finances.
“The story makes it clear that the facts are as we’ve always described them,” said Michael Steel, Boehner’s spokesman, in a Sunday interview. “The speaker showed a great deal of courage by putting $800 billion in revenues through tax reform on the table, and the White House couldn’t close the deal. They moved the goal posts and refused to get serious.”
The White House declined to talk about the story on the record. But senior advisers have long maintained it was GOP intransigence and Boehner’s inability to round up votes from his members that scuttled the deal.
Nothing defeats liberal lies better than one of their own…
…But in the Post’s version of events, Obama is portrayed as getting spooked by a backlash from the left if he pulled the trigger. And former Obama chief of staff Bill Daley provided surprising, on-the-record support of the GOP’s insistence that the president deserves blame for losing his will.
Daley said the White House privately fretted that Democrats would go ballistic if the president agreed to $800 billion in new tax revenues when some Republican senators had signaled willingness to go along with as much as $2 trillion.
“The Democratic leaders already thought we were idiot negotiators,” Daley said, according to the story. “So I called [Boehner Chief of Staff] Barry [Jackson] and said, ‘What are we going to do here? How are we going to sell Democrats to take $800 billion when Republican senators have signed on to” nearly $2 trillion.
This is probably why Daley is Obama’s “former” chief of staff.