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Obama Ups Bid as GOP Looks For Way Out of Crisis

clarityseeker2 Wrote: Dec 11, 2012 1:44 AM
In addition, YOU do not understand how politics works and the procedural rules and laws the president is to abide by. Rather than realizing he has a responsibility to the people of the country in submitting a budget proposal (something he has been bereft of in his tenure), YOU believe that he "makes suggestions" only IF he "feels" like it. Only if he is moved by some force other than law, or rules.
clarityseeker2 Wrote: Dec 11, 2012 1:46 AM
So, take your feigned outrage over conservative "projection" and "ignorance" and shove it up your backside. You emotive little child. No wonder you were attracted to the man-child in the whaite house. You behave similarly....

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...