Democrats Too Dumb to Realize Obama Won Tax Deal
Krauthammer: GOP gave him his stimulus, and looked bad doing it
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 10, 2010 11:29 AM CST
Barack Obama has pulled off a massive win, and Democrats don't even realize it.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

(Newser) – Barack Obama pulled off a huge coup with his tax-cut deal, but House Democrats are too dim to realize it. Obama slyly negotiated “the biggest stimulus in American history,” complains Charles Krauthammer in the Washington Post. Republicans boast that this is their kind of stimulus—meaning mostly tax cuts. “That’s consolation? Stimulus II will still blow another near-$1 trillion hole in the budget.”

“Obama is no fool,” Krauthammer writes. “While getting Republicans to boost his own reelection chances, he gets them to make a mockery of their newfound, second-chance, post-Bush, Tea-Party, this-time-we’re-serious persona of debt-averse fiscal responsibility.” It’s the “swindle of the year,” yet Democrats are so incensed that some are calling for a primary challenge against Obama. “Really now?” They’re going to primary the first black president? “Not even Democrats are that stupid.”