I wish you could have been with me in the Rose Garden yesterday.
For all our doubts about whether President Obama had any fight left in him…fear no more. He was on fire yesterday!
The president again called on Congress to pass his jobs bill without delay. And then he put forth his plan to raise new revenue – in part, by asking all Americans, especially the wealthiest of Americans, to pay their fair share.
He slammed Republicans who took a pledge to raise no taxes, even on the rich. The only pledge that matters is the pledge to uphold the Constitution, he said.
He blasted John Boehner – twice! – by name. And correctly blamed him for condemning a “my way or the highway” approach – and then turning around and demanding “my way or the highway” himself on new revenues.
And he vowed he would veto any debt reduction bill that contains spending cuts only, with no new revenue from closing loopholes or ending tax cuts for the wealthy.
This is the Obama we believed in. This is the Obama we worked for. This is the Obama we need!
Where’s he been for the last three years??
That’s’ my parting shot for today.