New American Crossroads ad: “Ashley Judd: An Obama-following, radical Hollywood liberal who’s right at home here in Tennessee.” Harsh burn.
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President Barack Obama urged House Republicans to reconsider their opposition to a two-month extension to the payroll tax holiday early Thursday afternoon. “Enough is enough,” he implored. And apparently enough was enough.
It took a Comedy Central satirist to put the wheels in motion by shaming Senate Republicans and their faux patriotism, but it appears that the upper chamber might finally pass the long-stalled Zadroga bill to help 9/11 first responders.
An angry Jon Stewart on Thursday continued to shame Senate Republicans for spending the last decade wrapping themselves in the schmaltzy patriotism of the American flag and then voting against the Zadroga bill, which would provide health care and compensation to the 9/11 first responders.
President Obama made three things abundantly clear when he delivered a measured speech on the tax-cuts deal: He’s no Socialist, he’s above partisan political fights, and he’s willing to compromise so that neither side truly gets its way.