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Obama Ups Bid as GOP Looks For Way Out of Crisis

TaxFree1031 Wrote: Dec 11, 2012 11:33 AM
BHO stiffed the bond holders, who according to law are the first in line and moved their claims to the back of the line and gave their position to the unions. Why Republicans didn't kick up a storm over this is the biggest disappointment I have ever had with them.

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...