I've been critical of Republican tactics and messaging this week, so let's give credit where it's due: Moments ago, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell took to the floor and offered an immediate vote on President Obama's fiscal cliff plan, which shocked the Beltway late last week. (In case you're keeping score at home, this was the surreal proposal that induced McConnell to laugh out loud as it was outlined by Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner). Harry Reid quickly objected and shut the whole thing down, labeling the suggestion a "stunt." Think about that. The President of the United States,...
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Finally, the GOP takes my advice. I said on day one of Obama's "offer" that the GOP should demand an immediate vote in the Senate (knowing Reid would not allow it). Now, all Boehner needs to do is offer to meet with Obama "anywhere, anytime"... as long as C-Span televises the meeting live, so that the American people can see who's serious and who isn't.
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