Sometimes the position of real power is sitting and doing nothing while the opponent unravels and collapses into a puddle.
Republicans have gone down Obama's road too many times. Now he's given them a gift--he's made it virtually impossible for Boehner to get his House Republicans to go for the big tax rate increases, and Obama has the Obama tax increases and spending cuts hanging over his head like the sword of Damocles. It's about time. Let's give ourselves a moment to enjoy the show.