While everyone seems to be watching the fiscal cliff/debt ceiling theater it's my belief Obama is playing a different game. He's using his rock star status, bully pulpit, and a compliant, adoring media in a scorched earth campaign with the goal of discrediting and destroying a hapless GOP that is leaderless and in disarray. For Democrats a trip over the fiscal falls in a win-win. They get a revenue gusher to re-distribute to their favorite crony clients AND they get to blame the Republicans for the bad. Never mind the devastation reeked on a strapped middle class. There's no price too high for Obama to achieve his aim of a socialist utopia.