The GOP will cave. They don’t want the fiscal cliff to be blamed on them. Elections have consequences.
“”The GOP will cave. They dont want the fiscal cliff to be blamed on them. Elections have consequences.””
They can have members talk to the press incessantly every time an accusation of “it’s the GOP’s fault” is uttered from the WH. Have congressmen/women available at all times to refute the WH... Fight fire with fire!! Let the American people know the WH is lying. Strong language is called for.
“The GOP will cave...”
No they won’t. The dems have all the power, EXCEPT FOR THE DEBT CEILING.
Refusing to cave on the fiscal cliff means massive tax increases for everyone which is against all that republicans believe.
Refusing to cave on the debt ceiling means massive spending cuts for everything which is against all that democrats believe.
Fiscal cliff = advantage democrats
Debt ceiling = advantage republicans.
The presidency is a powerful office in the US. When the democrats held congress and the repubs the presidency, The debt ceiling has traditionally been used to attach all kinds of stuff to it providing a congressional check on presidential power. The repubs must hold on to it to do the same.
This is also why Obama is adamant about the repubs giving it up. It is why the repubs ABSOLUTELY CAN NOT GIVE THIS UP.