Not a big shock, but disappointing none the less:
President Barack Obama's top adviser suggested to The Huffington Post late Wednesday that the administration is ready to accept an across-the-board, temporary continuation of steep Bush-era tax cuts, including those for the wealthiest taxpayers.
That appears to be the only way, said David Axelrod, that middle-class taxpayers can keep their tax cuts, given the legislative and political realities facing Obama in the aftermath of last week's electoral defeat.
"We have to deal with the world as we find it," Axelrod said during an unusually candid and reflective 90-minute interview in his office, steps away from the Oval Office. "The world of what it takes to get this done."
What amazes me is that President Obama was saying absolutely not, even after the election. Talk about mixed messages!
This is the biggest problem with the Obama White House; the President says on thing and then his advisors say something else. It not only confuses the people, but also makes the President look like a very weak administrator. For a campaign that ran so tight during the 2008 elections, we now have a plethora of mixed messages. The President needs to fix this problem before we hit the 2012 cycle, which is saying he needs to fix it right now.
Time for some new staff Mr. President, or you very well might end up being a one term President.