No guarantee

 Posted by at 15:23  Politics
Jul 122011
 

Making news this afternoon:

In an interview with Scott Pelley to be aired on the CBS Evening News tonight, President Obama stated that he cannot guarantee that Social Security checks (or any other government checks) will go out on August 3 if an agreement on raising the national debt ceiling is not reached by August 2…

“I cannot guarantee that those checks go out on August 3rd if we haven’t resolved this issue. Because there may simply not be the money in the coffers to do it.”
 

Rope-a-dope

 Posted by at 13:33  Politics
Jul 122011
 

This video is for anyone who may be concerned about the way the debt ceiling “debate” is progressing. Lawrence O’Donnell says don’t worry, the President’s got this…

“What you are now witnessing is the most masterful rope-a-dope ever performed by a president against an opposition party in Congress.”

P.S. In the interest of fairness and balance, there are some among us who appear to disagree with this analysis.