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"Political Games" From Whom?

Mark442 Wrote: Dec 07, 2012 5:24 AM
If Republicians are playing political games, then why did obama even put this garbage on the table? It was nothing more than a political stunt. He just doesnt like when someone calls his bluff.

The White House has effectively conceded that the President's "plan" (note the sarcastic scare quotes) for avoiding the fiscal cliff cannot even pass the US Senate, which is controlled by Democrats. 

“We don’t have 60 votes in the Senate,” White House press secretary Jay Carney said, adding the White House was “very confident” that Democrats support the principles outlined in Obama’s plan . . ..

Please.  Not only does the Obama plan not have the sixty votes required to overcome a filibuster, it doesn't even have the fifty-one votes it would need to pass (note that Senator McConnell promised a...