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Obama Ups Bid as GOP Looks For Way Out of Crisis

RichardsKY Wrote: Dec 11, 2012 8:03 AM
No matter what happens, even if the Republicans have only 1 fingerprint on this thing, they will get the blame. Better to step aside and vote "present" on whatever the Dems want. Even let them set a debt limit that will cover the next 4 years - that figure alone will paint a clear picture to the American people where the Obama Democrats want to take us. Then when the economy sputters, the Dems will shoulder the blame and people will finally see the destructiveness of the liberal tax and spend approach.
phouseworth Wrote: Dec 11, 2012 8:24 AM
You gotta be kidding? Sometimes you have to forget worrying about "getting blamed". and do the right thing....Shut Down the Federal Government, and let the Revolution Begin
rickmcq Wrote: Dec 11, 2012 8:43 AM
Sometimes you have to forget worrying about "getting blamed"

Especially when you KNOW you are going to be blamed in any event.
rickmcq Wrote: Dec 11, 2012 8:07 AM
And by voting "present," the Republicans will be following the prior example set by our current President.

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...