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Obama Ups Bid as GOP Looks For Way Out of Crisis

Marie150 Wrote: Dec 10, 2012 8:25 PM
OBAMA thought Romney was going to win and would be saddled with all of the poo poo that OBAMA did.
Bruce2397 Wrote: Dec 10, 2012 10:11 PM
You sound like a Republican pollster, only dumber---you're deluded, but not getting paid.
NewJAl Wrote: Dec 10, 2012 9:18 PM
So much is going on that all the fraud in voting is off the radar.

It's possible to have a strong hand and still overplay it. As Republicans see things, that's what President Obama is doing in the “fiscal cliff” negotiations.

In private conversation, some in the GOP appear a little sheepish about the fact that they once took the president seriously. Even though he had the upper hand after winning re-election, they thought he genuinely wanted to avoid going over the cliff and would negotiate in good faith. Then Obama sent Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner to Capitol Hill with a thumb-in-the-eye offer, and Republicans got the message.

In subsequent days, Obama has not...