Amen. I am all in favor of going over the the cliff, but last night was the wrong way to set it up.
This GOP bunch has managed to transform the Bush tax cuts into the Obama middle class tax cuts, and the GOP will be forced in January to go along.
Flame away, but Boehner was right yesterday, not the rebels... At least on the politics if not the economics.
Funny, last night you were calling them "the far right GOP", now they're rebels?
Did it ever occur to you that these "rebels" are doing what their constituents elected theme to do? You know, Taxed Enough Already!
Me thinks you're a troll.
Boehner’s strategy in this debate and last years is abhorrent. The absolute worst political leadership I have ever seen at any level. He negotiates against himself. He uses the wrong tactics to debate and to communicate to the public. Last night is 100% on his shoulders. He created the same situation that bit us in the ass in 2011. He twists conservatives to vote for things against their core principles before getting agreement from the Dems. Then, he further negotiates with the compromise bill as our starting point, with huge of concessions made and comes back to twist more arms to force votes on a worse bill later leveraging the earlier votes.
Our side does ALL the compromise and then gets blamed for being unreasonable. The GOP took far more flack in the 90s, pushed through get bills and reforms...with little to no electin losses...and a residential win in the next election in 2000..