White House subdued victory lap?
December 17th, 2010
03:03 PM ET
4 years ago

White House subdued victory lap?

Washington (CNN) – The late night House vote to pass Bush-era tax cuts was a big victory for President Obama, but it was greeted with muted celebration.

White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said he wasn’t awake at the time. “I think some of us were…certainly asleep,” he said. “Asleep?” a stunned reporter asked. “Yes,” Gibbs responded.

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  1. Rick McDaniel

    There was never any doubt. Obama knew there was minimal opposition. All the Senate wanted, was their own personal tax cuts, because they are in that top 10% of the wealthiest taxpayers.

    December 17, 2010 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  2. Hobes

    some of the vitriol pointed at this president is just nuts. A lot of president's in the past have faced similar ranting, but you'd think Conservatives would show at least a little gratitude at all that despite all the hideous things they say about Obama, he has been willing to work with them and give them these stupid tax cuts which will explode the deficit even worse than "Obamacare" -but hey, consistency isn't a big deal on the right, they support their corporate lacky leaders no matter how totally contradictory the policy is.
    Hey Tea Party!!!! Remember Fiscal Responsibility? Remember bringing down the deficit? How do we bring down the deficit if we keep letting the rich skate by paying less taxes than the rest of us working class? They are spending all the money building up India and China to destroy our economy, they've turned on us. They got their boot on our throat. Wake up.

    December 17, 2010 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  3. Four and The Door

    People who are out of work looking for a job now should be taking the victory lap. Finally the government has taken their plight serious enough to get out of the way of private industry for a while so they can get on to the task of creating jobs. The unemployed do not want to be fed $400 a week for life. I'm sure most of them would rather have a job. This is the best thing the government could have done to get it going. And hey, if the people who make $250,000 a year benefit along with the unemployed...who cares?!?! It looks like a win-win for everyone.

    December 17, 2010 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  4. morrisangelo

    A victory for Obama, huh? Nicely worded CNN to make him look like the hero when all he did was fight the Bush tax cuts every step of the way (how many speeches did he give stressing that he'd abolish them, CNN????). The real winners on this one were the Republicans who clearly called the shots on this one.

    December 17, 2010 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |