The thing that is just so frustrating about Barack Obama is he just has no effing backbone whatsoever. I am put in mind of the episode of "Frasier" where Frasier hired a new agent (I believe named Ned) because he was a nice guy and ethical.
Ned did everything in a super crappy manner and nearly destroyed Frasier's entire career.
Barack Obama is Ned. But worse. Everybody LIKED Ned, they just walked all over him because they COULD. They took no joy in it. Barack Obama is despised by the very people out to fuck him over and take away his job, but every day he comes to work and tries to work out a way to "compromise" with these people. He is the kid you see in school who thinks he is friends with the guys who put his head in the toilet every day -- "Hey guys, wanna come over to my house and eat cookies my mom made?" No thanks, Barry, today we are stripping you maked and hanging you from the goalpost. "Well, hold on. What say we compromise and you let me wear a thong and hang upside down from the basketball hoop?" Hmmmm, let me think -- no, naked, goal post, and now that you fucked us over by making us look bad, it now is from the far top of the upright....in the dead of winter. "Gee guys, can we at least say March 15?" Sure, why not.
Obama then goes home and tells his mom that he had no choice but to be hung from the goal post naked, but he did get something --- the March 15 date -- so he would call it a fair compromise.
And who is advising Obama? Hopefully the answer is 'no one" because if they are advising him to do what he is doing, they should all be fired. Even the most milquetoast dad or wussiest mom would not allow their son to be constantly humiliated without demanding some serious re-direction in his behavior, right? "But mom, I really think Eric Cantor likes me!! You can't make me stop hanging around with him!!!!" Sorry, Barry, it is for your own good. Right?
An alternative analogy -- Obama is like a drug addict who desperately craves his drug -- the desire to be loved like Ronald Reagan........by the same people who loved Reagan. He is a poor black kid who badly wants white rich folk to love him. He is constantly sucking Reagan's dead schlong -- um, see, you are a DEMOCRAT, Barack. Our most successful President from an economic standpoint was Bill Clinton -- just don't cheat on your wife, but otherwise just copy Clinton. Alas, it is probably too late -- Clinton had his first Congress pass his budget bill by 1 or 2 votes. That set the stage for a tremendous run of economic success. Obama diddled and dithered and really did jack shit while he sought bipartisan support for........well, any economic plan that would have bipartisan support. Opportunity lost. See Barack, when you get in office with a big majority, you ram shit through, bring your 50th and 218th vote to chambers on a stretcher if need be, and then you hope you were right. Sometimes you are (Clinton) and sometimes you are not (GWB) but that is what you do. Again, too late now. Now you having the effing crazy ass teabaggers whose primary goal is to get rid of you -- you will never have an opportunity to pass anything meaningful ever again. Congrats.
14th Amendment --- reasonable analysis: Obama wins. Obama analysis: "Gosh, I might lose (and Ronald Reagan's ghost might be unhappy with me).
Pathetic. Barack -- grow a pair.