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Obama to Congress: Stay in Town, Do Your Job!


It’s good to hear President Obama getting feisty with Congress and with Republicans, who are apparently hell bent on destroying our economy over their rigid, near-theological ideological belief that evil T-A-X-E-S must never, ever be raised under any circumstances (even though they’re currently at the lowest level, as a share of the nation’s economy, since 1950!). Unfortunately, I’m not sure that having these Congresscritters stay in town, as opposed to skedaddling back to their districts (or wherever they go in the summer — the Koch brothers’ retreat, like McDonnell and Cuccinelli, perhaps?), would really help matters. But make no mistake: if the debt ceiling isn’t raised and financial markets go haywire, it’s 99.999999% the Teapublicans’ fault. Why only 99.99999% and not 100%? Unlike Teapublicans, I don’t like being an absolutist about these things. Heh.

P.S. Video of Obama’s entire press conference is on the “flip.”

P.P.S. Maybe Obama’s feeling feisty because of this: “A Republican-appointed judge joined with a Democratic appointee for the 2-1 majority in another milestone for Obama’s hotly debated signature domestic initiative – the first time a Republican federal court appointee has affirmed the merits of the [health care reform] law.”

  • truthteller

    Every Democratic surrogate needs to pound the fact that poor, middle class, working poor, elderly, disabled, state workers, federal workers, blue collar employees, lower and mid level white collar have all had to tighten their belts and make sacrifices due to economic hardship and government cutbacks. The only people who haven’t had to sacrifice, the millionaires and billionaires whose yachts and stock options and oil subsidies the GOP are defending so fiercely!!!! The class warfare is being waged by the rich against everyone else and we need to start calling the Republicans on it!  Time for the wealthy to SHARE THE SACRIFICE

  • robertdiggs

    A recent Roll Call article mentioned Paul Hirschbiel as candidate for Congress against Scott “Make me a Deal” Rigell. After looking at his giving history, I’m left thinking, is Paul Hirschbiel any better than the used car salesman?

    Paul Hirschbiel has given:

    $4,000 to George W. Bush

    $5,000 to Bob McDonnell

    $5,000 to Opportunity Virginia (Bob McDonnell’s PAC)

    $2,000 to Mitt Romney

    $2,950 Will Sessoms

    $1,500 to Frank Wagner

    $1,000 to Jeff McWaters

    $250 to Nick Rerras

    Say “No” to this wolf in sheep’s clothing!