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Winning Ugly: Obama and the Fiscal Cliff

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.

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,...