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Report: Obama Makes Threats, Concedes Little During Fiscal Cliff 'Negotiations'

Ken6437 Wrote: Dec 26, 2012 3:44 PM
One question that has been side-stepped: What if Obama is right about "an electoral mandate, public opinion on his side, and the lions share of leverage...?" What does it do long-term to the Republican Party and, much more importantly, to the country, if Republicans can't fashion a deal with ANY concessions from Obama?
JRusso Wrote: Dec 26, 2012 3:49 PM
Many of us wonder why a GOP-controlled House of Reps even cares what Obama wants.
Joel176 Wrote: Dec 26, 2012 3:49 PM
Winning an election by about 2% is not an electoral mandate. Especially considering (in my opinion) 3 or 4% of those votes were fraudulent.

Obummer got back into office the same way Franken did, the same way my Gov did, Gregoire.
Ken6226 Wrote: Dec 26, 2012 3:49 PM
When has Obama been right about anything?
DSMike Wrote: Dec 26, 2012 3:48 PM
We will fall, then, maybe, the takers will wake up.
Grannysue Wrote: Dec 26, 2012 4:19 PM
Our economy is so long gone we can't recover anyway. The kind of cuts that are truly needed aren't going to happen by the democrats or the republicans. We've got more people working for the government than we do for the private sector and they are making better money too. They have the each man to his own attitude and it looks like the government does to. Better health insurance and pensions than anyone in the private sector could hope for.
UltraMan Wrote: Dec 26, 2012 3:47 PM
Sometimes you can't hit back. It's frustrating, but we have to wait him out.

And keep clinging to our guns, if he tries to overthrow the government.

While most media accounts of the fiscal cliff fiasco have focused on Republicans' travails, few have adequately noted Democrats' starring role in our current dysfunction.  Harry Reid obstructed a vote on the president's plan, Nancy Pelosi whipped votes against her own erstwhile plan, and the president has fully retreated from ideas he supported as recently as last year.  A pre-Christmas Wall Street Journal article walks readers through the failed...