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Budget Details Make Cenk Uygur Look Rather Foolish, Yo!

If you haven’t heard, the details of the 38 billion dollar deal between the White House and Boehner The Orange were released today and it turns out, the President was underestimated by many in the Professional Left, who preemptively accused him of caving, of selling out and of being a bad negotiator. I keep saying people shouldn’t underestimate him…the man is good. JM Ashby over at Bob Cesca’s Awesome Blog! Go! broke the news to me, and a lot of folks on Twitter, with another most excellent blog post…

Now that we have the details of last Friday’s budget compromise, and now that we know that President Obama clearly out-played the Republicans in every aspect, will the very serious media and the pants-pissing Professional Left apologize or walk-back their narrative of cave-in and capitulation?

I wouldn’t count on it, even though it’s painfully obvious that a narrative was chosen to run with before anyone actually knew what was included in the bill.

I don’t know about you, but ever since the health care debate that went on and on and on and on, the Professional Left has been spending all their precious blog space and time beating up the President over things that they think he is going to do. So, they have preemptively whined about the health care bill, The National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform (they called it the ‘cat food’ commission, aren’t they clever?), which tomorrow night will not be embraced by the President and no one is going to be eating any goddamn cat food. They absolutely were beside themselves and convinced that President Obama was NEVER going to pass DADT…they went on and on about that one. And what happened? He passed it and they gave themselves all the credit, turned their heads and spit on the ground and started attacking the President on their next pet project…was it Bradley Manning? So the most recent one was leading up to this budget deal that was just reached. Here are some details about the actual deal, not the one that exists only in the haters minds, from YahooNews…(emphasis is mine)

WASHINGTON – A close look at the government shutdown-dodging agreement to cut federal spending by $38 billion reveals that lawmakers significantly eased the fiscal pain by pruning money left over from previous years, using accounting sleight of hand and going after programs President Barack Obama had targeted anyway.

Such moves permitted Obama to save favorite programs — Pell grants for poor college students, health research and “Race to the Top” aid for public schools, among others — from Republican knives.

[...]

As a result of the legerdemain, Obama was able to reverse many of the cuts passed by House Republicans in February when the chamber passed a bill slashing this year’s budget by more than $60 billion. In doing so, the White House protected favorites like the Head Start early learning program, while maintaining the maximum Pell grant of $5,550 and funding for Obama’s “Race to the Top” initiative that provides grants to better-performing schools.

Obama also repelled Republican moves to cut $1 billion in grants for community health centers and $500 million from biomedical research at the National Institutes of Health, while blocking them from “zeroing out” the AmeriCorps national service program and subsidies for public broadcasting.

No shit, you mean the Professional Left was wrong and spent all that digital ink and Youtube time blathering on and on about how the President caved in to the Republicans. And since the President supposedly caved so much, I’m sure the Tea Party just loves it right…

Even before details of the bill came out, some conservative Republicans were assailing it. Rep. Mike Pence, R-Ind., said he probably won’t vote for the measure, and tea party favorite Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., is a “nay” as well.

[...]

Huelskamp and other conservatives are also upset that most conservative policy “riders” added by Republicans were dropped from the legislation in the course of the talks.

The White House rejected GOP attempts to block the Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to issue global warming rules and other reversals of environmental regulations. Obama also forced Republicans to drop an effort to cut off Planned Parenthood from federal funding, as well as GOP moves to stop implementation of Obama’s overhauls of health care and Wall Street regulation.

The administration also thwarted a GOP attempt to block new rules governing the Internet, as well as a National Rifle Association-backed attempt to neuter a little-noticed initiative aimed at catching people running guns to Mexican drug lords by having regulators gather information on batch purchases of rifles and shotguns.

Late addition to this post, Angry Black Lady pointed us to a post at The Reid Report, new to my blog roll, she is really good. Go look at her post which gives even better details and push back against the false portrayal of the deal…Think Progress and Huffington Post get it all wrong. Now I expect that out of Arianna’s scam site, but not Think Progress. Hmmmm…..

Now I will cut to the chase. I opened Google, typed in something like “Obama caves to republicans” and what comes up, Cenk Uygur in one of his famous internet video rants, which in the last year has been pretty much directed at bashing President Obama for the outrage of the week. I started watching this video after having just read JM Ashby’s piece and clicking over to the Yahoo News story. Wow, Cenk looks like a damn fool, in my opinion. This entire rant was posted Monday, before the details were released. It’s quite amazing to watch, because he is very pompously claiming he was right about President Obama caving and what a bad politician he is – with no negotiating skills. Cenk had apparently built this false narrative in his head, filling in the details with whatever would feed that false narrative. It was like the climax of his contempt and hatred. He was mocking the President with condescension, showing no respect for our President, portraying him as a doofus, an incompetent…watch the video if you can stand it. I understand if you pass on watching it, but if you really want to see someone who exemplifies the wrong-headed thinking and false narrative creating Professional Left, this video will do it for you. I don’t know what motivates Cenk, he is yet another one of those Republicans turned Bush basher, turned President Obama basher and according to the Motor City Liberal in the comments, Cenk says he was a Republican up until 2000. I sense a trend with these folks in the Professional Left…watch the nauseating video.

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April 13, 2011 - Posted by | Budget, Economy, President Barack Obama, Professional Left |

6 Comments »

  1. When I used to watch The Young Turks video blog shows during 2009 and mid 2010 Cenk would say he used to be a Republican until a few years ago when they went crazy. And some of his policy stances i.e. no middle class tax cuts indicates he’s no balls to the wall progressive his fanboys claims he is.

    Another thing while Cenk was critical of Obama in that time frame I watch but it wasn’t this you know Obama bends over and spread his ass cheeks for Repugs every time bad.

    One poster over at people’s view(hope I’m saying it right)had a great point about how a lot of these people like Cenk are just following Arianna Huffington’s lead of making money off pissed liberals and keep their profiles up

    I can tell you from personal experiences before the 2006 elections I used to go to every lefty blog everyday. After 2006 elections I still went to those blogs but not the way I used to. And after the 2008 election I just went to a hand fill of sites and just worked on my own.

    Comment by Johnny C | April 13, 2011 | Reply

  2. Now that Media Matters has helped shut down Glenn Beck and helped reveal Sarah Palin as the joke she truly is, wish they would now do a REAL analysis of some of MSNBC “stars” but then they will no longer be invited to guest on those shows.

    Comment by Grant in Texas | April 13, 2011 | Reply

  3. Rachel Maddow just now on Andrea Mitchell’s MSNBC show said Obama’s speech today will be “the defining moment for liberals” and that if he “give’s one inch”…… So what is the alternative, getting a primary fight next year with maybe Kucinich, Gravel, and isn’t Alvin Greene, who failed to win the South Carolina U.S. Senate seat, planning to run for president?

    Comment by Grant in Texas | April 13, 2011 | Reply

  4. Obama did as expected. Raise taxes on the “rich” and take away deductions for high earning individuals and corporations.

    He does a great job of pandering to his entitlement base, welfare recipients, union workers and government employees.

    He is in a candidate mode and will just repeat the same lies and promises he gave during his last sham of a campaign. I will agree with Grant in Palin is a joke. She should be credited with getting numnuts Obama elected. My hope is she go away.

    Comment by atlanta ralph | April 13, 2011 | Reply

  5. I’m waiting to see what susie “chicken little” madrak was to say. i pretty much know, but i can’t say i’m not curious.

    Comment by 7thangel | April 13, 2011 | Reply

  6. Seems so much is focused on the president, while the nation’s many governors, other than a few like Gov. Walker, are getting a free ride from the MSM. States are in trouble all over and it appears that some governors almost want things to STAY BAD, at least until 2012.

    http://www.cbpp.org/cms/?fa=view&id=3389

    The Republican Texas House has just passed a budget that slashes funding for K-12 public education for children, nursing homes for the elderly, basic health programs for residents…in all over 335,000 jobs, increasing unemployment to over 10%. What’s a little more misery for TWO MORE YEARS when dire straits for many can mean VICTORY for the rich and powerful, a complete REICH-wing takeover of our nation?

    Comment by Grant in Texas | April 14, 2011 | Reply


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