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Congressional Liberals: This Fiscal Cliff is Pretty Great, Actually

katepatate Wrote: Nov 26, 2012 4:41 PM
You know, I am glad that it is the Democrat party that is overseeing the demise of our country. If the Republicans are smart, and I'm not altogether sure they are, they would not go along with anything the Dems propose and let the dems hang themselves. It's fun watching them think they are in control until everything goes to hell in a handbasket and then they will be blaming the Republicans. So, Republican, I'm warning you, stay firm and don't go along to get along.

No, you aren't dreaming.  This post is a virtual facsimile of the 'fiscal cliff' piece I authored two weeks ago, replete with many of the same discouraging bells and whistles -- Democrats reveling in their leverage advantage, public opinion polls spelling doom for Republicans, and no tangible progress on the actual task at hand.  If that sentence wasn't enough of a morale boost for you, feel free to read on.  Liberals in Congress, led by incoming Senate Budget Committee Chair Patty Murray, are ostentatiously demonstrating an insatiable appetite for fiscal cliff-diving.  Their...