Jim Treacher, Thursday, July 14, 2011 7:59 AM
Being president is hard, you guys! Sometimes, bad people won't do what you say just because you say so. And the best way to show how presidential you are is to take your ball and go home. Be the adult in the room by stomping out of it.
TheDC's Amanda Carey reports: "President Barack Obama walked out of debt limit negotiations Wednesday. One Republican aide said the president quickly ended what was described as a 'tense' meeting with congressional leaders about a deal to raise the debt ceiling.
Wednesday's meeting came to a quick halt when Speaker of the House John Boehner responded negatively to spending cuts offered by the White House and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor offered to support two separate debt ceiling votes... 'The Speaker challenged the President to offer real spending cuts,' said the aide. 'He said the gimmicks and accounting tricks that Washington has used for decades are not applicable here. When White House officials attempted to justify budgetary gimmicks, the speaker said pointedly, 'We're not doing that anymore.'"
So Obama stormed out. He's gone from "first-class temperament" to first-class temper tantrums.From another source:
“He shoved back and said ‘I’ll see you tomorrow’ and walked out,” House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) told reporters in the Capitol after the meeting.Back to Treacher's article:
According to The Hill, Obama told Cantor, "Don't call my bluff." Which tells us two things: One, Obama's bluffing. Two, he stinks at it. Note to President Genius: If you're bluffing, try not to let on that you're bluffing. That's why it's called bluffing.
Hope that helps, champ!
So much incompetency... so little time
to write about it all.