Jay Carney entered the briefing room loaded for bear yesterday, the bear being Republicans who might want to achieve some deficit reduction first as a condition for raising the debt ceiling. This will be the next big budget battle, and Carney previewed for us some of the rhetoric the White House plans to brandish in the fight.
I prepared a little video for you of Jay’s jabs. Personally, I think he got a little carried away. He just suddenly unfurled this string of awful eventualities. Reporters tried to stop him, but he was rolling.
I’m pretty sure Jay had no idea what was even happening. My sources tell me he was programmed by David Plouffe in an experiment that will be repeated with President Obama as the campaign season heats up and the need for extended streams of vitriol becomes greater.
Anyhow, Jay, please take it away.
Well, I suppose at least he made his point.