This would be funny if it were not outrageous.
(CBS News) Casting himself as a savior to the middle class, President Obama in his weekly address called on Republicans and Democrats to "at least agree to do what we all agree on" and extend the George W. Bush-era tax cuts for American families making less than $250,000 a year.
"That's what compromise is all about," Mr. Obama said, making a nearly four-minute case for his tax plan over the GOP's "trickle down" approach that, he said, operates from the belief that "if we spend trillions more on tax cuts for the wealthy, it'll somehow create jobs."
Suggesting "the only place [Republicans and Democrats] disagree is whether we keep giving tax cuts to the wealthiest two percent of Americans," the president said his path, by requiring the top two percent to pay "a little more" in income taxes exceeding the $250,000 threshold, would spare 98 percent of families from seeing any spike in income taxes.
Now here's the thing -- Obama is arguing that what he is calling for is a "compromise". The only problem with that argument is that where most of us grew up, "compromise" means that both sides give up something to get a part of what they want. Not in Obama's world -- there "compromise" means something along the lines of "I want A and you want A +B -- so let's compromise by you giving in and giving me exactly what I'm demanding, even though a majority of Americans agree with you!"
Apparently he has confused the word "compromise" with the word "capitulate" -- sort of like he confused paralegal and paramedic at a recent campaign event.