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Winning Ugly: Obama and the Fiscal Cliff

Crankshaft101 Wrote: Jan 04, 2013 9:05 AM
I do believe Boehner has the right attitude going into this new congress. Since we don't have a parliamentarian form of government, why should the speaker continue to waste his time meeting with our good and benevolent king obama. It just doesn't make any sense to deal with a dictator when it's not necessary.
LaramiePeak Wrote: Jan 04, 2013 9:23 AM
They should have elected Allen West speaker, the speaker does not have to be a member of Congress, the mainstream republicans are only interested in the status quo, they are the ultimate traitors, at least the progressive democrats are honest about their intentions.
Joan383 Wrote: Jan 04, 2013 9:22 AM
The problem is, Crank, that's exactly what he said when he initially took over from Nancy. Then he completely did the opposite. I don't want to hear anything these people have to say anymore. I'm done.

By all accounts, President Obama won the fiscal cliff showdown. Why anyone would take much pride in this kind of "win" is beyond me. It's a bit like being the least filthy toddler in the mud pit.

One of the main reasons Obama won, according not only to Obama but an at times cheering press, is that he had a mandate. He ran on the need for the wealthy to "pay their fair share."

To his credit, Obama never said raising taxes on the "rich" will solve all of our problems. What he did say, however,...