Yes, that's sarcasm.
Rather than vote for a plan that would have allowed the GOP to argue that Democrats were taking America over the cliff as a result of their refusal to back their own leaders' previous plan to raise taxes on those making $1 million per year, the GOP will now be blamed for taking America over the cliff as a result of a stubborn refusal to back tax increases on million dollar earners.
Yes, I wanted John Boehner to step down before wanting him to step down was cool. I've not been a huge fan, but he was trying to help Republicans salvage something from the very poor hand they were already trying to play. Grover Norquist understood what he was trying to do, and was willing to go along. Others did not, and would not.
As a result, expect Democrats to make sure everyone knows -- if we go over the cliff -- it's because, in part, Republicans couldn't even decide among themselves to raise taxes on millionaires . . . and were willing to let regular Americans suffer as a result. May not be accurate, may not be true. Won't matter -- you know the MSM.
As I said, well played, Republicans. Geeeez. As I just said to my husband earlier this evening, this sort of thing makes me wonder why I even get invested (no pun intended, though the market's already plunged since the news).