President Obama on Friday kept up the pressure on Republicans to agree to revenue increases in a deal to raise the debt ceiling, claiming 80 percent of the public supports Democrats’ demand for tax increases.
“The American people are sold,” he said. “The problem is members of Congress are dug in ideologically.”
Obama said 80 percent of Americans are on his side in the debate over what to include in the debt package. Voters are paying attention to “who seems to be trying to get something done,” the president said. “It’s going to be in the interests of everybody who wants to serve in this town to make sure they are on the right side of that impression.”
“I hope [Republicans are] not just listening to lobbyists and special interests … I hope they’re listening to the American people as well,” Obama said, citing “poll after poll” showing Republican voters, as well as Democrats, believe in taking “a balanced approach” — including both increased revenues and spending cuts in a plan to cut the deficit.
Someone will call this bluff won’t they? Someone will ask the President to cite all these polls showing Americans are siding with him won’t they?
And when that happens, someone will then point out with clarity and finality that this President is a bigger liar than any previous President in history and that’s saying a ton.