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Obama Ups Bid as GOP Looks For Way Out of Crisis

mbenton92 Wrote: Dec 11, 2012 11:41 AM
Still drinking that good old kool-aid huh? Your brain was already mush. Will you ever learn? I doubt it. Liberals do not have the brain power to make decisions for themselves. They need a dictator like Obama to make their decisions for them. The bailouts from 2009 have largely been returned?? And just where did you get this lie...errr...information from? GM moved the blamed company to CHINA and has not paid back one red penny. All the solar companies spent the money on new cars/houses and let the companies go belly up. Just WHEN was ANY money paid back? The Egyptians held a general election? Oh brother. No, the MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD with the support of their fellow MUSLIM Obama held an election. Any opposition was murdered.

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...