Kristol's larger point was that raising taxes on millionaires would demonstrate that tax increases don't help the economy. The implication is that folks would come to understand that and that the Democrats would pay the price. In a rational world, he might be right but in ObamaWorld, he's wrong. The reality is that Obama actively desires and is working toward the destruction of a major portion of the economy. Obama well understand that raising taxes will damage the economy. That is what he wants.