Liberals at the Daily Kos are furious over Obama's latest fiscal cliff proposal, leaked last night. The plan makes savings from Social Security using the "chained CPI" method, which will reduce payments to seniors in the future.
"He is a Republican if this goes through and I will not lift a finger to help him ever again," pledged Angry Hopeful Liberal.
Many focused on Obama's ineptitude as a negotiator: "WTF kind of negotiation is this? ...I get the feeling that all us non-millionaires/billionaires are going to get sold out and fucked over big time...AGAIN!!!" bewailed user Demedja."Until Obama came along I'd never heard of anyone who wanted to be the next Chamberlain," wrote Kovie. "Worst negotiator ever," lamented Faroutman.
But for others Obama's plan didn't signal incompetence so much as intentional betrayal: "Why, oh why, does President Obama act like this?" raged The Fierce Urgency of Later. "He wins the election and then throws a dagger into the heart of the Democratic base."
"Obama's a DINO...Democrat In Name Only...a lousy president who caves at EVERY opportunity," wrote NonnyO. "It's nauseating."
"If this happens then the Dems can forget 2014!!!" promised Lucy2009.
Some regular bloggers on the site tried to stem the hysteria. "Here's the thing, Obama and Democrats have to offer something to the GOP to get them to agree to actual discussions," wrote user Kefauver.
But voices of calm were in the minority among Kossacks furious that Obama's plan would hurt seniors.