Tax Deal: Lefties Go Wild, Obama Presidency Hits Apocalypse

If the commenters at the Huffington Post, and the hosts and guests at MSNBC, are any guide, the Bush tax cut deal has rendered the Obama presidency a zombie.  It looks alive and is even able to move and groan a bit, but it's mostly dead.

foxinretreat—CLASS WARFARE and some civil unrest , brewing in a neighborhood near you. Hey oligarchs how it turns out is anybody’s guess. I hope Wikileaks unleashes its info on the banks ASAP, I could care less if WS has to tank to stop this madness.

mjtaylor22—THEY GOT MOR EBANG FOR THEIR BUCK, HOW BOUT INCREASE UI PAYMENTS, AND SEND EVERY CITIZEN A CHECK FOR AT LEAST 1,000..SORRY TAX PAYING CITIZEN……

Linda Mulenbach—Dear Mr. President. You had me, and then you lost me! Can we please have a democratic primary challenger! I am DONE with Obama.

Chefbob50—Wanted: One backbone and set of balls send to B. Obama c/o 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Wash. D.C.

Well, Chefbob, you obviously sent Obama your heart in 2008. Why not complete the deal now?  There's more HuffPo commentary at the link, including stuff like this:

srheard—The next time I vote for a President, I am going to rank strong negotiating skills right up there with literacy and intellect.

That's funny.  Conservatives brought up the "competency" argument in 2008 and got slapped with the race card.  Now here's a liberal playing competency against Obama.  I happened to be watching MSNBC's Ed Schultz (so you don't have to) when the deal came down on Monday.  His guest was liberal Rep. Keith Ellison.  I thought the two might have an on-air rage party.

Looking beyond the fever swamps, Paul Krugman doesn't like the deal at all.  Sen. Dick Durban thinks the Democrats may walk out on it (which would only mean they will get a worse deal after the GOP takes over the House next year).   And liberal Rep. Jim McDermott calls the deal "Obama's Gettysburg."  Which, if you think about it, puts Obama in the role of Robert E. Lee.  Guess that means Biden gets to play Gen. Pickett.  Heh.