Tuesday, December 21, 2010
The tax rate extension, Obama celebrating it, Chris Matthews getting two tingles up his leg over Obama’s smile at the signing ceremony. I saw a picture of Obama at the signing ceremony. He did not look particularly happy. It was a still shot. He looked rather bored. Joe Bite Me, the vice president, said that not extending the Bush tax rates would have caused a double-dip recession, but he’s morally troubled by having to do it. I don’t know. I think the Christmas parties have started early and they’re still going on. Wait ’til you hear this. It was on Meet the Depressed yesterday. It woulda been a double-dip recession if we hadn’t extended the tax rates; he’s morally troubled by the whole Bush tax cut thing. Larry Summers, the tax deal averted a catastrophe. Obama celebrates the George W. Bush tax rate extension. And I’m still stunned, everybody’s talking about Obama as the comeback kid.