Have you noticed how the attention of the Democrat "mainstream" news media is focused entirely on what the Republicans will "give up"; what the Republicans will relent on; what the Republicans will cave on? (Naturally, the Democrat "mainstream" newsrooms are pushing the GOP to commit party suicide by agreeing to otherwise thoroughly meaningless, drop-in-the-bucket tax hikes.) So... what, exactly, are the rats bringing to the table? An agreement to "slow the rate of spending growth"? Wow, big whup.
NOT... ONE... WORD... from the Democrat "mainstream" newsrooms about what Ubama and the rats are offering to give up to get a deal done. No matter WHAT the Republicans do, the newsrooms will make sure they get full blame for both spending "cuts" AND tax hikes. The rats have nothing at stake! What's to "negotiate"? Talk about a lose/lose situation for the GOP.... Whew.
Absolutely the best thing that can happen is to go over the "fiscal cliff". The Republicans at this point should be strategizing how to make sure Ubanga and the rats catch as much of the blame as possible. The PR game starts YESTERDAY for the Republicans, and they are already playing catch-up - - the rats have been working on it all along. And now is the time for Republicans to go nuclear - - I mean, Ubanga is taking off for vacation in Hawaii while the nation is on the brink of economic calamity? That's some "leadership" there...
By the way, an added bonus for refusing to cave to the rats and strike a deal is that the GOP House will then get the chance to wrap the upcoming debt ceiling debate around Ubanga's neck.
Unless the Repubs insist. Obama signed the bill that defined the cliff and it is his law that will cause the fall. If the Dims don't put something substantial on the table, the Repubs can merely say that in the spirit of bipartisanship, they will not nay-say what the Won has decreed.
No Democrat wants to take responsibility for their own actions.
As then Spkr. Rep. Nancy Pelosi once said: We have to pass Obamacare to see what is in it.
And now Benghazi-Coward Obamas Democrats are saying: We have to go over Obamas Fiscal Cliff to see how far we fall financially.
Boehner should quit the circle-jerking, pass a budget that deals with the debt and spending issues. let the 'rats do what they will. If it goes down, then so be it. I bet if they were ever challenged by someone who meant it, they'd have to compromise, for once.
I know. I'm dreaming. But it wouldn't be hard if we had men in Washington.