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Latest White House Threat Exposes McConnell Appeasement Strategy

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It was not suppose to be this way.

Having control of Congress should have made President Obama a lame duck but the incompetence of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has given Obama unlimited power.

With McConnell taking a government shut down off the table while he runs the Senate, Obama – like a schoolyard bully – keeps taking McConnell’s lunch money.

Now Roll Call reports Obama will only sign a budget deal that spends more money.

President Barack Obama will not agree to a budget deal unless Republicans agree to spend more money, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest reiterated Tuesday.

With a government shutdown fight weeks away, the White House again is warning Republicans that a long-term budget agreement must lift spending caps for domestic spending set in 2011.

Earnest was challenged whether the president is willing to shut down the government for more money. The answer appears to be yes.

Earnest added that he’s not sure Republicans would actually be able to put a long-term bill keeping the caps on the president’s desk. That means the president’s veto pen wouldn’t need to come into play.

Appeasement never works and Congress’ failure to check Obama’s power is allowing the president to run the country like a dictator.

Standing up to bullies is unpleasant and often painful but that’s the only way to stop aggression. It’s extremely unfortunate for all of us that McConnell is not up to the task.

Tom Borelli

Dr. Tom Borelli is a Newsmax TV contributor and radio commentator addressing political issues from a conservative grassroots perspective. As a columnist, he has written for The Washington Times and authored articles for Newsmax Magazine, Newsmax Insider and previously was a co-host with his wife Deneen Borelli on the SiriusXM Patriot channel. Dr. Borelli appeared on numerous television programs, including the highly ranked Fox News Channel’s “The O’Reilly Factor,” “Hannity,” “The Kelly File," and "America’s News Headquarters." He has also appeared on Fox Business Network’s “Making Money with Charles Payne” and “After the Bell” as well as TheBlaze TV’s "The Glenn Beck Program" and "Dana!" Prior to working for public policy organizations, Dr. Borelli was a managing partner with the investment advisory firm of Action Fund Management, LLC and a portfolio manager for the Free Enterprise Action Fund (FEAF) where he used shareholder activism to challenge corporations that sought to profit from the growth of government. During his 25 years with the Altria Group, Inc., he built a foundation in public policy and issues management, drawing from diverse experiences ranging from basic research to corporate affairs. Dr. Borelli served as science fellow for the U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on Science, Space, and Technology during the 100th Congress. Dr. Borelli has also published scientific papers on interferon and human leukemia.

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