“Democrats do what Democrats normally do, and that is: to cave-in and abandon their base! This is not a compromise; it’s a defeat for Obama. Two years extension is a permanent extension because Republicans have majority and they will roll over the president”, says one of the many angry Americans who voted for President Obama in 2008 elections.
These voters have been waiting for the ‘change’ President Obama promised them, but the fact is: apart from healthcare reform, President Obama has done nothing significant to prove that he is a strong president who is here to make decisions to benefit the public, even if they require them to take a strong stand against his opponents.
With the tax cuts debate in the House, the fans and supporters of President Obama were hoping that their leader would show some spine and would not cave in to the demands of the GOP leaders. But President Obama compromised and gave up his base to get the tax cuts deal passed by the House. President Obama’s take on the tax cuts debate has disappointed his fans who are greatly disheartened.
President Obama’s fans, his supporters, his party members, and his former advisors are saying that he should take a firm stand and fight back to give people what they want. A recent poll tell that a huge majority of American voters, who favored President Obama in 2008 elections, strongly oppose the extension of tax cuts and expect President Obama to oppose a deal with GOP leaders.