Back in 1999, Maureen Dowd looked ahead to the coming decade, saw George Bush and began fretting over the looming arrival of “President Frat Boy.”
If she was worried about an Animal House fraternity-style administration, she was one decade off. For now is the time at Ed Driscoll.com when we juxtapose!
The Politico, April 5th, 2011: “Barack Obama: Time to act like ‘grown-ups'”
Obama said lawmakers need to “act like grownups” and get a deal done, claiming “we have more than met the Republicans half way,” by agreeing to $73 billion in cuts from his 2011 budget – a number originally proposed by Boehner.
“We are now closer than we’ve ever been in getting an agreement,” Obama said, holding his thumb and forefinger an inch apart.
Obama, who left open the possibility of postponing a planned Wednesday trip to Philadelphia to directly participate in talks, added: “There are some things we can’t control… like earthquakes and tsunamis… What we can control is our capacity to have a reasoned, fair conversation between the parties.”
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“I think the American people recognize we are in some pretty unsettled times right now, we don’t have times for games, we don’t have time for trying to score political points and maneuvering… Not on this.”
The White House today, on Twitter:
@wiggsd Sorry to hear that. Fiscal policy is important, but can be dry sometimes. Here’s something more fun: tinyurl.com/y8ufsnp #WHChat
For those not trusting the White House’s hyperlinks, yes, that Tiny URL is a Rickroll, going to Rick Astley’s video on YouTube, as was the Internet meme three years ago (even Wikipedia describes Rickrolling in the past tense). You stay classy, Obama Administration!
(Concept via SDA.)