The Dept Plan Unacceptable on the Right and Left

Congress came up with a dept plan. On the right, TEA party folks and some conservatives find it unacceptable, and so do the some  liberals and leftists. I was for the spending cuts, no tax raising, but a raising of the debt ceiling along with a balance budget amendment. Well this plan designates spending cuts, does not allow for an initial tax raise, raises the debt ceiling with no balance budget amendment.

There are people on the right furious with the Republicans for caving to any debt ceiling increases. Conservative TEA Party politicos such as presidential candidate, Rep. Michele Bachmann and Rep. Tim Scott voted against it. Another TEA Party politico, Rep. Allen West voted in the affirmative.  On the liberal leftist side, there are people who feel the Republican got the upper hand in the debt deal. Democratic Representatives. Emanuel Cleaver and Dennis Kucinich voted against it. Listen to Rep. Cleaver expressed his displeasure here.

I am not among those who are furious with the Republican House majority. They are up against and a Democratic majority Senate and a Democratic vetoing President. They could not possibly get all that they wanted. Really it is a wonder they got anything!

Some on the Left Side Not Keeping Their Disappointment Quiet

I hear often of how Republicans and conservatives do tremendous infighting and eat their own. Comments to me on Obama supporting Facebook pages continue to try to throw that in my face and then go on about how the Democrats will fight among themselves a little, but always come together in the end. Well there is some infighting going on the Democratic side and it is not little.

Lately folks on the liberal left side have come down on Pres. Obama, such as Louis Farrakhan asking, “Who in the he$$ do you think you are” and Dennis Kucinich saying the way Pres. Obama took action in Libya is an impeachable offense. Other disenchanted supporters in the higher profile category are increasingly speaking out against the Pres Obama.

Princeton professor, Dr. Cornel West is the latest of the Obama campaigners to go after him. He called the Pres. “a black mascot of Wall Street oligarchs and a black puppet of corporate plutocrats.” You know Dr. West is catching it! I heard some callers a few days back come down hard on him on Al Sharpton’s radio program. On a few of my ‘gung ho’ Obama Facebook Friends’ pages, there is no mention of Dr. West. I tried to spark some reaction about him by interjecting his name in a response to the ‘Republicans are too divided argument.’ Nobody took the bait and remained strangely quiet.

Dr. West is just one exploding out of Pandora’s box of far lefties disgruntled with Pres. Obama. Many feel he is not using his administration to do enough for blacks and the poor of all races. Listen to Professor Dr. Marc Lamont Hill a self admitted far leftist on the O’Reilly Factor.