An Astounding Turnabout by Obama

Editor's note: Please read About that astounding turnabout by Obama, posted 1/19/11 Something remarkable occurred in President Obama's press conference on Friday (July 15).  It was so astonishing that I was not sure I had heard right, and had to wait until the press conference transcript was posted on the White House website to be sure.  But there it is in the sixth paragraph.  Here is the quote in full: Now, what that would require would be some shared sacrifice and a balanced approach that says we're going to make significant cuts in domestic spending.  And I have already said I am willing to take down domestic spending to the lowest percentage of our overall economy since Dwight Eisenhower.  [Emphasis added.] I, at least, have never heard this before, but "before" is not really important; President Obama has said it now.  Republican negotiators, the Tea Party, indeed the country must hold him to it.  This is the entire game, the entire problem,...(Read Full Article)

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