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NYT Reporter: The White House is “So Much Cockier Right Now”

Gabriela8 Wrote: Dec 09, 2012 8:58 PM
Are Republicans checkmated here? Seems to me they are damned if they do and damned if they don't. If they block tax increases, they'll be blamed for fiscal fall-out. If they go along with tax increases, the base will feel betrayed. Seems to me we're in a lose-lose situation. Might as well go over the cliff.

I can’t say I’m totally surprised by New York Times columnist Helene Cooper’s comments on Meet the Press this morning. After all, the president won every single swing state on November 6th -- except North Carolina -- even after some of the most respected political pundits on the Right predicted he would lose his bid for re-election in a landslide (via The Weekly Standard):

"I think when you talk about the feeling at the...