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Obama Ups Bid as GOP Looks For Way Out of Crisis

Troglodite Wrote: Dec 10, 2012 7:00 PM
True, "our side" is often wrong. On the other hand, when within living memory has the left really been correct on anything, except perhaps per accidens?

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...