He had no choice, really. Those GOP bastards were threatening to "harm the hostage" with evil tax cuts, a.k.a. a continuation of current tax rates.
What was he supposed to do, just stand there and watch that happen?!
Not sure if this is really the best analogy for a United States President to use, especially when the message to the real hostage-takers/al-Qaeda head-choppers out there is that you'll cave as long as they threaten to harm the hostage.
Well, 'caving' doesn't really fit this analogy either, but you get the point.
Via Breitbart. Cross-posted.