Failed comedian, author, talk-show host and now senator, Al Franken, derided Obama today on his ability to cut a favorable deal. Obama’s $1.5 trillion son-of-stimulus coup against lily-livered Republicans wasn’t enough for big Al.
That makes Franken either very greedy, or a moron. More likely, a very greedy moron.
Minnesota Democratic Sen. Al Franken, who voted Monday to proceed on a proposal to extend the Bush-era tax rates, said in an e-mail to supporters that he was “unhappy” with the deal and blasted President Obama because he “punted on first down.”
“A lot of people are unhappy that the President punted on first down, and I’m one of them,” Franken said in a letter Tuesday morning that explained why he voted to support the tax deal. “This isn’t a great deal by any stretch of the imagination. But I got into this line of work because I wanted to stand up for Minnesota families trying to put food on the table and build a better life for their kids. And, for them, the only thing worse than a bad deal would be no deal at all.”