Here is a copy of a Facebook post by Sarah Palin titled, ‘Lame Duck President’ which seems to hit the nail on the head:
After listening to the Presidentâ€™s press conference today, letâ€™s keep in mind the following:
This is the same president who proposed an absurdly irresponsible budget that would increase our debt by trillions of dollars, and whose party failed to even put forward a budget in over 800 days! This is the same president who is pushing our country to the brink because of his reckless spending on things like the nearly trillion dollar â€œstimulusâ€ boondoggle. This is the same president who ignored his own debt commissionâ€™s recommendations and demonized the voices of fiscal sanity who proposed responsible plans to reform our entitlement programs and rein in our dangerous debt trajectory. This is the same president who wanted to push through an increase in the debt ceiling that didnâ€™t include any cuts in government spending! This is the same president who wants to slam Americans with tax hikes to cover his reckless spending, but has threatened to veto a bill proposing a balanced budget amendment. This is the same president who hasnâ€™t put forward a responsible plan himself, but has rejected reasonable proposals that would tackle our debt. This is the same president who still refuses to understand that the American electorate rejected his big government agenda last November. As I said in Madison, Wisconsin, at the Tax Day Tea Party rally, â€œWe donâ€™t want it. We canâ€™t afford it. And we are unwilling to pay for it.â€
Now the President is outraged because the GOP House leadership called his bluff and ended discussions with him because they deemed him an obstruction to any real solution to the debt crisis.
He has been deemed a lame duck president. And he is angry now because he is being treated as such.
His foreign policy strategy has been described as â€œleading from behind.â€ Well, thatâ€™s his domestic policy strategy as well. Why should he be surprised that heâ€™s been left behind in the negotiations when heâ€™s been leading from behind on this debt crisis?
Thank you, GOP House leaders. Please donâ€™t get wobbly on us now.
2012 canâ€™t come soon enough.
– Sarah Palin