The libs have had a horrible November! First, they get pulverized in the federal, state, and local elections. If that wasn't enough to send them over the edge into a deep depression, the latest news may result in many lefties on suicide watch.
Read from CNN:
Sources: compromise could temporarily extend all bush tax cuts
"An emerging tax cut compromise could be to temporarily extend Bush-era tax cuts for all income levels, congressional sources in both parties told CNN Thursday.
Republican and Democratic sources say in this scenario - a short term extension across the board - both sides would be giving ground.
Democrats would compromise on their pledge to let tax cuts for the wealthy expire, and Republicans would give on their promise to make all tax cuts, including those for the wealthiest Americans, permanent."
Wow! That hurts the kook fringe on the far-left. They so wanted to stick it to the achievers and redistribute their wealth. But, that's not all. The anti-war crowd must be apoplectic to hear that Obama may not pull out of Afghanistan in 2011 as he promised to do.
Read from McClatchy:
Obama officials moving away from 2011 Afghan date
"The Obama administration has decided to begin publicly walking away from what it once touted as key deadlines in the war in Afghanistan in an effort to de-emphasize President Barack Obama's pledge that he'd begin withdrawing U.S. forces in July 2011, administration and military officials have told McClatchy.
The new policy will be on display next week during a conference of NATO countries in Lisbon, Portugal, where the administration hopes to introduce a timeline that calls for the withdrawal of U.S. and NATO forces from Afghanistan by 2014, the year when Afghan President Hamid Karzai once said Afghan troops could provide their own security, three senior officials told McClatchy, along with others speaking anonymously as a matter of policy."
Obama has not changed his mindset; he still opposes all wars and still wants to stick it to the rich. But hey, he has got to look out for his own hide. Who wants a lost war under his belt?
Nevertheless, my hats off to Obama for making two wise decisions, and all in one month. That's a first! However, it would have been a whole lot smarter to not have informed the Taliban about our intentions when Obama agreed to the surge.
In reality, the only reason we did not hear about this before the election is because he needed the kook fringe to get out and vote on November 2nd. He could not release these plans prior to the election, knowing that the radicals would freak.
Sweet dreams, Diogenes.
UPDATE: I guess Obama isn't interested in saving our economy after all.
Sham Headline of the Week: “Obama Says He’s Not Caving on Tax Cuts”