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Should Republicans Just Give Obama What He Wants?

M.K. Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 3:45 PM
If Obama gets his way and the economy tanks even more, he will still blame it on Bush. The man will never take any responsiblity for his mistakes. Narcissists never do.
Ralph178 Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 4:31 PM
Nobody has any illusions about Obama accepting responsibility. This plan will belong to the Democrats lock, stock, and barrel. They will all vote enthusiastically for it and will cheer their victory. Then the unemployment will go up. Democrats will have nobody to blame any more. I doubt that the GOP has the stones to actually walk in there and vote Present (ala Obama) but it sure would be interesting to see the faces of the Dems if that were to happen.
James2112 Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 4:43 PM
Nonsense, in reality, yes you are right. But they will NEVER allow the republicans to get off scott free. If the Republicans give Obama what he wants than they are saying to the public that his plan is their plan...and if the economy tanks, they will get equal blame. That's why they should fight this tooth and nail, because they will get blamed either way.
James2112 Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 4:43 PM
Nonsense, in reality, yes you are right. But they will NEVER allow the republicans to get off scott free. If the Republicans give Obama what he wants than they are saying to the public that his plan is their plan...and if the economy tanks, they will get equal blame. That's why they should fight this tooth and nail, because they will get blamed either way.
Jon Russo Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 7:01 PM
So why fight? What's to gain? Is the Federal level of government worth saving? Why not let the Democrats destroy 100 years worth of Progressivism?

What should conservatives make of this provocative post from "RB" at the Right Sphere, which basically counsels Congressional Republicans to just get out of the way and let Obama have his way on the fiscal cliff?  Though I have some fundamental quarrels with the premise, I must confess that RB's "let it burn" playbook is certainly appealing on some level:
 

I’ve been watching the negotiations – if you can call Republicans negotiating with themselves while Obama still hasn’t put a plan on the table “negotiating” – over the “Fiscal Cliff” for weeks and it’s time for...