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Obama Ups Bid as GOP Looks For Way Out of Crisis

clarityseeker2 Wrote: Dec 11, 2012 9:56 AM
nycXJUVWXYZ scribbles: "Nope. These people weren't elected to "walk away" -- they were elected to do the tough job of negotiating and compromising to reach consensus on what works for everyone." ___________________________________________________________________ Well, is that not special. Obama shirks his responsibilities in putting a proposed budget in front of congress and Progressives come on this very board and claim that he is not held to any law to do same. Nope----no accountability there. No need to do the work necessary to get the federal government compliant in the budgetary process. BUT--------------this schmoe above conveniently demands that parties get together for this looming crisis the reeps are engaged in. WOW....
clarityseeker2 Wrote: Dec 11, 2012 9:58 AM
Progressives enter and demand those issues that they determine to be worthy. But, others that Obama has proved to be negligent on, irresponsible in his duties about? NOPE. Not those. Another granted pass to the one Jamie Foxx refers to as "My Savior".

You simply cannot make this shhiit up...
clarityseeker2 Wrote: Dec 11, 2012 10:01 AM
We don't need no stinkin' budget. Democrats determine that to be, well........."optional"...

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...