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Rubio Proves Background in Term Limits Creates Backbone

alex372 Wrote: Jan 03, 2013 12:00 PM
Why does the GOP cave in, why do they play Obama's game, why?

Oh, the carnage. President Barack Obama played his cards masterfully, as the Republican Party once again caved in one of his endless games of legislative chicken.

Facing a "fiscal cliff" that Republicans and Democrats engineered in a 2011 "kick the can" measure, Obama took a "my way or the highway" approach to meaningful spending cuts, forcing Republican leaders to focus only on the part of the fiscal world that the president and most Democrats in the Congress love the most -- that of revenue.

An eleventh-hour compromise did emerge, as many expected, in the U.S. Senate, where members...