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Obama Barreling Toward Real Fiscal Cliff

Jay Wye Wrote: Dec 04, 2012 4:44 PM
plain and simple,Comrade Hussein got re-elected because he had the leftist media on his side. He got HIS message across,and blocked or distorted the Republican message. He maneuvered Repubs into complex explanations that the public tuned out,while the DemocRATs stuck to sound bites that people repeated. Even now,Comrade Hussein has maneuvered Repubs into being the "bad guy" no matter what they do. He has set a masterful trap.
Some commentators wonder why President Obama always engages in brinksmanship. Why can't he meet Republicans halfway, like Clinton did, they ask. Let me try to respond.

One blogger suggests that Obama prefers to play chicken, taking the nation right to the edge of a fiscal disaster because it will increase the likelihood that the GOP will cave. Perhaps, but there's more to it.

Many of us warned that Obama is not, by nature or ideology, a conciliator. He is not a centrist, and he's not someone who is interested in the other side's ideas. He knows what he wants to do, and he...