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Please tell the President "Just say No"

by: Doug Coffin

Mon Dec 06, 2010 at 10:07:41 AM MST

In his (New York Times) column this morning Paul Krugman perfectly articulates the case for "just say no" to extending the tax breaks for the wealthy and capitulating to political blackmail.

So let's see if we can get a "Just say no" campaign rolling to embolden the President. Let's tell the President Obama to just say no by copying this email and sending it to the Whitehouse: president@whitehouse.gov or anyone else.

Please Mr. President:

"Just say no" to the GOP political terrorists that use blackmail to hold hostage the extension of long-term unemployment benefits. They are terrorizing some of the least fortunate among us.

"Just say no" to the Wall Street bribery and corruption that has bought off so many Senators that they just can't help but feather the nests of hedge fund managers at the expense of the nation.

"Just say no" to the weaklings in the Senate Democratic leadership who continually bargain against themselves and cower in the face of belligerent Republicans.

"Just say no" to that little voice inside you that keeps saying "be careful", "this is risky" so "play it safe and extend the tax cuts for the wealthy".

"Just say no" to that gremlin that telling you to violate one of your most sacred campaign promises to the American people.

"Just say no" to the little devil standing on your shoulder telling you to betray the millions who lined up behind you in 2008 with all their hopes and dreams.

"Just say no" as Paul Krugman suggests to extending the tax cuts for anyone, if you must, to back down the bullies. Some will berate you for it, but they won't vote for you anyway. The people who did vote for you, will again, if you show the courage that they're longing for. It will instill again the faith in you that they have now lost; and they're willing to pay for it.
(I saw this at http://leftinthewest.com/ )

....and while you're at it, send it along to Max Baucus and John Tester.



Krugman articulates the case perfectly. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12...

"It's all or nothing, they say: all the Bush tax cuts must be extended. What should Democrats do?

The answer is that they should just say no. If G.O.P. intransigence means that taxes rise at the end of this month, so be it.....if Democrats give in to the blackmailers now, they'll just face more demands in the future.....they'll (Republicans) have every incentive to keep taking hostages. If the president will endanger America's fiscal future to avoid a tax increase, what will he give to avoid a government shutdown?

So Mr. Obama should draw a line in the sand, right here, right now. If Republicans hold out, and taxes go up, he should tell the nation the truth, and denounce the blackmail attempt for what it is.

Yes, letting taxes go up would be politically risky. But giving in would be risky, too - especially for a president whom voters are starting to write off as a man too timid to take a stand. Now is the time for him to prove them wrong."  

Doug Coffin :: Please tell the President "Just say No"
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Just say 'No?' (0.00 / 0)

That ship has already sailed Doug -

All the current tax rates will be extended, the only question is for how long -

EUC08(Emergency Unemployment Compensation) will be extended, as a gesture by the GOP to give Obama 'something' for breaking his campaign promise not to extend the Bush tax rates. In truth, the GOP would have extended them anyway, but this way they squeeze something out of it.

The Great Leader doesn't have a backbone for hardball politics - I thought you libs knew that already -

Gack I hate agreeing with you (0.00 / 0)
But I will, once again...

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It's OK J.C. (0.00 / 0)

Everybody comes around eventually - LOL

Actually, I wasn't going out on much of a limb with that prediction.

I just turned on the TV and The Great Leader was on there talking about why he's caving - the funny part is that he sounded like he was lecturing his own party, not the GOP -  

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Ugh! Obummer (0.00 / 0)
Ok Eric......I hear ya. This is awful. This is like:

The Red Sox winning the world series.

The Ravens winning the super bowl.

Sarah Palen getting elected.

Ronald Reagan getting elected & then reelected.

A colonoscopy.

The flu.

Newt Gingrich being handed the gavel.

GW Bush getting elected..... sort of.
GW Bush getting reelected....sort of.
A hanging chad.

The Griz losing to the 'cats...then declaring I'd root for the cats and watching them get dusted in the playoffs (yes, we had a bad football year too).

I'm trying to think of some others, but I think I'll just go throw up instead.

Doug Coffin

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