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Obama Ups Bid as GOP Looks For Way Out of Crisis

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...