Matt Viser (Boston Globe) thinks it's surprising that John Kerry backs Barack's bad economic compromise. When has Boy Kerry not backed Barry? Barry sits on the toilet and takes a dump and John Kerry's whimpering and applauding and hailing it as "greatness."
John Kerry's like a love sick fool. And he won't get re-elected again. He's made an ass out of himself. For the last time. Four more years and he's up for re-election. He's come across like the biggest ____ (wuss, to put it nicely) in the Congress and Big Mass Men and Women don't like weak.
Brian Naylor (NPR) reported today:
BRAIN NAYLOR: Democrat Jim McGovern just finished a successful campaign for re-election. He says for six months he traveled his Massachusetts district, arguing in favor of extending the Bush era tax cuts for middle income tax payers and letting taxes rise for wealthy Americans. So McGovern is none too pleased with the agreement the president reached to continue all the tax cuts for another two years.
Representative JIM MCGOVERN (Democrat, Massachusetts): I said it for six months because I actually believed it was the right policy, and I think it's a policy that was worth fighting for. I wish the president had put up a bigger fight. I hope Democrats in the House and Senate put up a bigger fight. You know, I think it's that important of an issue.
NAYLOR: McGovern says he'll probably vote against what he labels a bad deal. And he's certainly not alone. Across the Capitol, Vermont Independent, Bernie Sanders, said he intends to do everything in his power to, in his words, stand up for the American middle class and defeat this agreement, including a filibuster. Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued a statement in which she stopped well short of endorsing the plan, saying that discussions between the President and the Democratic caucus will continue in the days ahead. Senate majority leader Harry Reid has yet to add his endorsement to the agreement reached with Republicans, indicating he considers it a work in progress.
Representative MCGOVERN: It's something that's not done yet. Let's make that clear. We're working through all that.
NAYLOR: It's clear Democrats hope to change the agreement, which would trim payroll taxes for Social Security and Medicare, a provision they like, but also would set a five million dollar exemption for the estate tax, something many Democrats say is too high. The package is estimated to add hundreds of billions of dollars to the deficit over the next two years, which gives many Democrats pause.
See it's not as simple as John Kerry wants it to be. It rarely is.
Here's C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"