I had a revelation today. I watched the moron and learned the truth. That was an amazing experience.
Joe Scarborough, the Morning Moron was just bringing in the topic of the Tax Bill in the House and a stubborn Democratic Congressman appeared on the screen. You know, one of those who still keep their dignity. Joe was spinning as usual when that man said something very remarkable,
- The White House people are on the phone with me and others like me telling us that if we do not pass that Bill it will be the end of Obama's Presidency.
Ouch! It was as if Joe was hit by a bullet. I never saw a man cringing in such fear. If he could he would have disappeared from the screen. He quickly switched the congressman off, wobbled back and forth and then squeezed a smile out of himself; that smile came out in a wrong place like it happens frequently with the toothpaste.
- Oh, come on, the Presidency"
And that was all of it. No discussion, no reference, NADA. As if that never happened.
That body language of Joe's told me the truth: GOP really threatened Obama's Presidency. During that deal discussions he traded the governing and the principle for their promise not to oppose him seriously in Y2012.