Excited to announce that President @barackobama will be my exclusive guest this Sunday on @meetthepress nbcnews.to/W9Ykim #MTPCourtesy of Press Pass:
— David Gregory (@davidgregory) December 28, 2012
This Sunday, David Gregory sits down exclusively with President Barack Obama. This will be Mr. Obama's 11th appearance on the program, his second time as the commander in chief. In the midst of fierce fiscal cliff negotiations, we’ll hear directly from the president about where things stand and whether a compromise is even possible. Plus, David will talk with him about other key issues facing the country as he prepares to begin his second term in office.
Now oddly enough I first heard this news yesterday from a tweet sent out by Breitbart.com. THEY attempted to explain the rare appearance as coming in response to the fact that Gregory is in some minor legal trouble due to the fact that he waived a 30 round magazine for an assault rifle in Wayne LaPierre's face while interviewing him last Sunday, the possession of which is against Washington D.C. law.
(You know, because the "liberal media" is working for the Obama administration, so of course the President drops everything to ride to the rescue when one of his media minions has any trouble while doing his nefarious bidding. Makes sense if your are a Right Wing retard.)
Anyhow of course the REAL reason that the President is making the appearance is to discuss the fiscal cliff non-negotiations and to take his case to the American people in order to hopefully compel them to contact their Representatives to help move things along. Which of course is exactly what he has been doing for the last several weeks.
From my point of view it appears that the ONLY person who seems to really be taking this budget situation seriously is the President. Which you can see for yourself in this video clip of his speech yesterday. (If you doubt his frustration watch how sternly he shushes the people talking off camera at the 4:30 mark.)
You know we had a little fun yesterday with the idea that the President is purposefully causing a civil war among the Republicans, as that idiot Krauthammer reported on the Hannity show, and you know part of me thinks that he might very well be fanning the flames of discontent simply to keep them inconsequential moving forward.
However in the case of the fiscal cliff I don't think the President is using IT to cause more disarray among the conservatives, in fact I think he is the only one who is not using it for a political cover.
I really don't think the President ever thought it would get this far, and simply does NOT want to allow the intransigence among the Republicans result in yet another black mark against the American economy, like it did during the 2011 which of course famously resulted in the downgrading of our credit rating.
No I don't think that the President is going into this thinking politics, despite what Fox News might want you to believe. I think he is only considering the needs of the country right now, and the needs of the American people.