The President does nothing to actually arrive at a compromise position and is actually the biggest reason it has taken this long to make any progress. Obama wants the cliff because the only skill he has is to blame others for his frick ups and the cliff is the only route he has to get there. Congress, as inept as they are, manage to negotiate the beginning of a compromise without the idiot President involved and now the great unqualified one wants to stand back and ridicule them.
I don't agree with the tax increases, but the reality is that some tax increases are going to happen. And I'm angry with the fact that spending cuts haven't been negotiated yet ... but Obamidiot hasn't got anything more positive than a pep rally - good grief.