Obama Blunders, Admits Bluffing on Debt Ceiling

Apparently fueled by his natural tendency to petulance, President Obama made a startling admission yesterday. In a careless moment, Obama admitted that he is bluffing House Republicans in the current debt ceiling/cost cutting meetings. There is no other way to characterize the event. Before abruptly abandoning the latest negotiations in a fit of pique, the president warned House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.): "Don't call my bluff." Translation: "I'm bluffing, dammit! I'm not very good at it, OK? But you better give me what I want anyway!" Richard Kantro adds: Remember the grand entrance with the columns?  Has his exit now topped it? He is a Man -- so Lofty his Destiny, so Great his Mind, so Deep his Thoughts -- before whom people his whole life long have bowed, scraped, doffed their hats, and withdrawn with a humble flourish.  Just like the gracious, deferential munchkin servants near the end of the Wizard of Oz.  (Relive the scene here.)  Perhaps he views...(Read Full Post)