“In fact, there are things that we know will help strengthen our economy that we could get done before this year is out,” said Obama from the White House briefing room. “We still need to pass a law to fix our broken immigration system. We still need to pass a farm bill. And with the shutdown behind us and budget committees forming, we now have an opportunity to focus on a sensible budget that is responsible, that is fair, and that helps hard working people all across this country. And we could get all these things done even this year, if everybody comes together in a spirit of how-are-we-going-to-move-this-country forward and put the last three weeks behind us.”
Yes, I laughed until my ribs hurt at the “sensible budget that is responisble” line too.
Anyone familiar with Obamaspeak knows that the above paragraph is the political version of a kid in a candy store. Because we are so far through the looking glass that the majority of the political class is celebrating (useful idiot Peter King actually called this a victory for the American people) a chance to exacerbate our soon-to-be-catastrophic debt problems, Obama knows he can hit the spending accelerator again.
Aided by centrist Republicans who are more interested in DC social status than the future of the republic, Obama and the Democrats are now encouraged to continue profligate spending habits. And thanks to the John McCain/Pete King wing of the GOP, they can do it virtually unchecked.