If there is one thing you can say about Rep. Emannuel Cleaver it’s that the man does not hold his tounge. The Missouri Democrat and Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus has long spoken candidly about his feelings on President Obama’s choices in office and when it comes to the debt deal struck earlier this week, he made it clear exactly how he felt.
And what descriptive would the Representative use to explain how he felt about Obama’s deal with Congressional leaders? Ever creative, Cleaver called the comprimise a “sugar-coated Satan sandwich.”
This morning on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Cleaver explained what exactly comes in such a sandwich.
“You’ve got a little bit of sourdough on one side of the sandwich for poor people and then you have some onions for people who are on unemployment benefits and realize that’s not going to be in the deal,” the Missouri Democrat said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”
“It’s got a lot of stuff in it,” he said, but “very few things that are good.”
“You serve it, of course, with a demon drink,” he added.
Though Cleaver says he was not in favor of the deal, he said the President made the best deal he could given the conditions.
“This is a say tough time for the president. Things could have been done differently. But they weren’t. This is what we’re going to do to live with.”
Cleaver reminded the public that the debate over the nation’s deficit, saying that the resolution talks in September would be the true test:
“I think that will be chaotic. The darkest day for this nation is when you start piling up members of Congress who are here [and] not willing to compromise.”
What do you think of Cleaver’s calling the debt deal a “sugar-coated Satan sandwich”? Do you agree or is the Representative off base?