–“I’m as opposed to the high-end tax cuts as I’ve been for four years,” says the president. That’s a peculiar thing to say about a policy he’s about to lobby for. He also seems to think it will help him in 2012 to fight once again against the permanent extension of the Bush tax cuts. This is, to put it mildly, incoherent.
–Obama comes out saying he promised to make sure paychecks wouldn’t shrink on January 1st, a promise he made “as president.” In other words, it’s a promise that supersedes his promise to allow the Bush tax cuts to expire.