Obama Kicks In Door Video: Fake Footage, Real Sentiment
Obama Kicks Open Door After Announcing Tax Cut Capitulation
President Barack Obama had to announce that the Bush tax cuts would remain in place for America's wealthy, which means that he reneged on a core campaign promise. As he leaves the podium, Obama kicks in the door at the side of the stage, venting his frustration and embarrassment.
The Obama Door Kick Video is Fake
The Obama door kick video is fake, using an actor that looks remarkably like the US President, but the story is beginning to be reported outside the US as though it's real.
Though the video itself is fake, the sentiment is very much real: in adopting a policy of giving the Republicans what they want, the Obama White House has painted itself into a corner, and now it must face the public backlash, as well as a potential revolt within Congress.
“House Democrats have not signed off on this deal,” Maryland Representative Chris Van Hollen, a member of the House Democratic leadership, said today on Bloomberg Television. “I have some serious reservations.”
The GOP held unemployment benefits hostage in order to get those tax cuts extended, and rewarded behavior is repeated.
The takeaway message for Republican voters is clear, though: if you make less than $250,000 a year, the GOP does not care about you. They said so explicitly.