Obama laying the groundwork for blaming GOP on default

It was not meant to be a great speech. It's goal was pure politics. No high falutin rhetoric - just in your face blame game smack talking by the president as he scrambles to position himself as blameless if default actually occurs. Politico: With neither Obama nor House Republicans yet willing to make the final compromise necessary to seal a deal, the leader of the free world made a stunning appeal for regular citizens to call or email their representatives to end what he called the "most dangerous game." "This is no way to run the greatest country on Earth. ... We can't allow the American people to become collateral damage to Washington's political warfare," Obama added. "If you want a balanced approach to reducing the deficit, let your member of Congress know." The tactic seemed to have the desired effect, temporarily overwhelming the website of Boehner (R-Ohio) and other GOP leaders. Obama did call for unity, quoting Ronald Reagan and citing former presidents from both parties who...(Read Full Post)