I had a feeling this would happen. The President's proposal is worse than the Fiscal Cliff. So if we don't go along he says we are obstructing, and if we go along we are making things worse. At least the cliff mandates spending cuts.
It is time for the Republican Party to buy a 15 minute prime time slot and spell all of this out. Explain how the choices are "bad' and "worse" and that they have offered compromise on A, B, C etc and were turned down flat by the President.
The sad part is I don't think the President gives a damn. He is using the crashing economy as a political weapon, and he has so demonized the Republicans that they will be held to blame by the media even though all of this is happen by his will. Bad President.