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Obama Ups Bid as GOP Looks For Way Out of Crisis

annfan_777 Wrote: Dec 11, 2012 5:50 AM
PhdisReality Wrote: 4 hours ago (1:29 AM) Pleeease, liberals are second-rate hacks when it comes to projections. ------------------------ Liberals are definitely second rate hacks who routinely project their sins onto conservatives.
Texas Chris Wrote: Dec 11, 2012 7:39 AM
Yes. And when their plans don't work they blame Republicans for "obstructing"... You see, because we could have solved our debt and deficit crisis by simply spending more and taxing more!

Or not.

It's possible to have a strong hand and still overplay it. As Republicans see things, that's what President Obama is doing in the “fiscal cliff” negotiations.

In private conversation, some in the GOP appear a little sheepish about the fact that they once took the president seriously. Even though he had the upper hand after winning re-election, they thought he genuinely wanted to avoid going over the cliff and would negotiate in good faith. Then Obama sent Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner to Capitol Hill with a thumb-in-the-eye offer, and Republicans got the message.

In subsequent days, Obama has not...