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Obama's Got Lots of "Skin in the Game"

pascagoulapappy Wrote: Dec 01, 2012 10:09 AM
Hey, AL, just wondering--who was President from 1995-2001? Hint: he wasn't Republican and his name wasn't Bush.

Guy's intriguing post below offers an interesting option for the GOP in the fiscal cliff talks: Embrace Simpson-Bowles.

But I think another element aside from a "constructive alternative" is missing from the Hill Republicans' psyches (and thus playbooks).

That is the realization that, whether or not Obama blames the GOP in the short term for taking us over the cliff, in the end, he's the President.  He's the one who's supposed to be representing all of us -- yes, even the evil rich and those who didn't vote for him.  If he doesn't negotiate seriously about the cliff and we...