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Obama Barreling Toward Real Fiscal Cliff

mastergunny Wrote: Dec 05, 2012 7:42 AM
Rarely has a president enjoyed the luxury of routinely spouting drivel, and getting away with it, as has this one. There is no downside for him no matter what he does or doesn't do. With the mass media filtering the narrative to suit the leftist ideology the conservatives can never get traction in the debate. The only hope left to us is that, probably very soon, the inevitable crash will occur and even Obama will be unable to hide from the blame. At that point all of the deceptions and distortions will avail nothing with sky-rocketing unemployment and inflation. Alas we are headed for a head-on collision with fiscal reality and the devastation will make the the moniker of the " 1929 Great Depression" to be reclassified as a mere trif
Some commentators wonder why President Obama always engages in brinksmanship. Why can't he meet Republicans halfway, like Clinton did, they ask. Let me try to respond.

One blogger suggests that Obama prefers to play chicken, taking the nation right to the edge of a fiscal disaster because it will increase the likelihood that the GOP will cave. Perhaps, but there's more to it.

Many of us warned that Obama is not, by nature or ideology, a conciliator. He is not a centrist, and he's not someone who is interested in the other side's ideas. He knows what he wants to do, and he...