RE: 11.9.12 - 'This is not your father's Obama' - Prez presser on fiscal cliff
I was struck by the consistency of his message.
Before the election he called for an immediate extension of the tax cuts for incomes below $250,000. Today he firmly repeated that call.
The President also did not back off from his veto threat against any extension of the tax cuts above that $250,000 threshold.
I think he signaled to Boehner and McConnell (and even to the blue dogs) that he expects the bickering to be put aside and get the business of the people done. I think on Monday he will privately give an ultimatum to the Republicans to stand up to their caucus and stick to any deal that might be cut.
Finally I expect to hear allot of tut-tutting from both Republicans Monday given from behind ashen and downcast expressions. They are, after all being called into the Principals office.
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