Guess there's no use in pretending

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    It's a show. The President is not serious about fixing this "fiscal cliff".

    He wants it to happen!

    This is how it will go down in my opinion. We go over the cliff, everyone taxes goes up...military spending gets cut, etc.
    Democrats will have a campaign on blaming the GOP for raising taxes and cutting the military because they are protecting their rich buddies. Then Obama will propose new tax cuts for the middle class and military spending, which the Republicans can not vote against. Then "poof" Obama has positioned himself as the tax cut President that saved the middle class and economy while being a strong supporter of the military. The Republicans will then be treated as not caring about America and only about politics and the rich.

    Check and mate.
     
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    Then forget about knowing anything about what happen in Benghazi.
     
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    Public opinion polls indicate that the majority of public opinion would blame the Republicans if the nation goes over the "fiscal cliff" on January 1st, 2013, putting added pressure on House leader Boehner to make a deal or face the consequences.

    By basing their opposition primarily on preventing tax increases for the wealthiest 2%, the Republican/Tea Party have effectively "painted" themselves into a political corner, and its not up to the President and the Democrats to provide a "face saving" way to extricate themselves!
     
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    The only option for the Republicans is to let the Dems pass whatever they want? In the House just vote present and let the Democrats own it.
     
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    Yeah....listening to John Boner say "NO!", for 10 minutes (more) would make sooooooooooooo much sense!!
     
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    "'Bout WHAT?? Ben-Gay?????"
     
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    Obama will never cut taxes for any group. He wants as much money as possible to embezzle to his cronies; just like he did with his stimuluses. Eventually though, the money will be so depreciated that chaos will occur.
     
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    Sure he will cut taxes. He doesn't need them to spend money. Remember Stimulus?
     
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    I'd sincerely like to know why these, uh, people are not in a room together eight to ten hours a day, with all of the most important decision-makers in attendance, hammering out the details of an agreement.

    Oh, wait, they have higher priorities...

    ... getting in front of teevee cameras to point the finger at the other side
    ... speaking with key fundraisers
    ... checking the polls
    ... golfing
    ... checking fundraising checking account balance
    ... doing radio interviews to point the finger at the other side
    ... visiting salon so they look good on teevee
    ... meeting with staff to confirm that day's media interview schedule
    ... checking in with top campaign contributors to confirm they're happy

    My bad. Sometimes I fall off the wagon and actually expect our "leaders" to be serious and put their country over their careers.

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