...and amazingly the American people think the GOP is largely responsible for the budget/debt impasse. Imagine that. This reminds me of a funny war story.
Years ago, we arrested this Vietnamese guy for domestic battery after his wife claimed he beat her up. Unfortunately, we knew she was lying. She was an evil woman about three times the size of our alleged Vietnamese attacker. But she maintained her BS story. All her husband could say during the entire episode was, "I not hit her....I not hit her." Finally the guy I was working with said, "look buddy, it doesn't matter whether you hit her or not. She says you did. In our state that means you have to go to jail."
"Next time you get to the phone first and call us. If you get to the phone first, we'll bust her and take her to jail. That's how the law works." He became eerily silent after hearing that explanation. Like he understood that only government could design a law so stupid that it actually made sense to him. Eventually, his wife was arrested for domestic battery by some different cops. Imagine that.
Clearly Obama understands this principle. Go on TV first and whine...and the American people will assume that you are correct and conclude you are telling the truth. That evil GOP. That's how it works. http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/more-dismal-poll-numbers-obama-gop-debt-crisis-131137433.html