This Week's 'Braying Jackass' Award

The I've said before that I felt that the middle-class tax cuts were being held hostage to the high-end tax cuts. I think it's tempting not to negotiate with hostage-takers, unless the hostage gets harmed. Then people will question the wisdom of that strategy. In this case, the hostage was the American people, and I was not willing to see them get harmed." --Barack Obama, trotting out a despicable metaphor that was dutifully picked up by other Democrats and the media

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