2011 Obama is getting his butt kicked in the polls lately, which means that it is time in this presidential election cycle to pull out “2008 Obama,” the guy we all liked for yelling at rich people and Republicans. This “2008 Obama” was finally pulled out of the closet to come help reclusive socialist warlord “2011 Obama” today to hold his first press conference in months, where he went nuclear winter phase III on the GOP for failing to make a deal with Joe Biden about raising the debt ceiling. Angry Obama: “I’ve been here. I’ve been doing Afghanistan and bin Laden and the Greek crisis and — you stay here.” Yeah, NO VACATION UNTIL YOU FIX THIS. Okay, also he will yell at the rich people again, for good measure.
From The Hill:
Using his most unequivocal language yet in the debt talks, Obama said Republicans should join him in raising taxes for “millionaires and billionaires” and ending subsidies for oil-and-gas companies instead of paying for those tax breaks with money that could go to education, medical research or food safety.
“I don’t think that’s real radical,” Obama said. “I think the majority of Americans agree with that.”
Obama directly addressed the wealthiest Americans at one point, saying of the end of subsidies and loopholes, “You can afford it.”
“You’ll still be able to ride on your corporate jet; you’re just going to pay a little more,” Obama said.
Who feels the Hope and Change again already? [The Hill]