Hoe Does Falling Off the Cliff Change the political landscape?

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    Everyone is falling all over themselves to get people to blame "the other guys" for the hardships that will follow falling off the fiscal cliff.

    So who's more likely to win? Let's look at the numbers.

    The latest poll indicates 48% think we will go off the cliff. 50% believe we will not.

    54% approve of Obama's handling of the negotiations.
    Harry Reid gets a 34% approval mark for his role in the negotiations.
    Boehner is at 26% approval for his part in the negotiations.
    68% want to see lawmakers compromise.
    22% want to see them "stick to their guns."
    Democrats in Congress get a 45% approval rating on the issue.
    Congressional Republicans get a 26% approval rating for their efforts.

    The numbers seem to suggest that the GOP will bear the brunt of the blame (although I personally believe their will be plenty to go around for everyone). Coming off a poor showing at the ballot boxes, can the Republicans afford - politically - to stay out of the process? Or to allow the cliff dive?
     
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    I don't care if they all sink.. I'm tired of politics, period.
     
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    And yet you've posted 30 comments on political threads today alone?
     
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    You're counting how many times I post? Don't you have a life or perhaps something better to do? Yes, I've posted several comments today.. that's what people do when they're a part of a forum. Just to educate you.. Being tired of politics in regard to partisanship. No need to thank me.
     
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    It is all political theater, with the Dems being the experienced actors and the Reps being the understudies. Boehner is in completely over his head and needs to be dumped ASAP. The obvious first move was for the GOP to demand that a Democratic bill be introduced, then allow it to be passed (by abstention) over to the Senate for debate and reconciliation. Instead, Boehner wanted to be a "player" in the "negotiations" and is getting his ass handed to him. No matter what the outcome, the GOP will be portrayed as the bad guy.
     
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    True true.. Boehner is a standing joke but so is Harry Reid.. It's like watching a circus tent full of assclowns and expecting real answers from the very people who sank this nation in to this debt to begin with. IT'S INSANE.
     
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    At the bottom of the cliff is a government that spends less and also makes the people pay for more of the government they're getting.

    At the top of the cliff is the borrow and spend free lunch system we've been living under for 30 years.

    It should be obvious what we SHOULD do.
     
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    Lot of input from someone who "doesn't care"

    Anyway - the numbers look bad for the Republicans. Not sure it would help them to "sit this one out."
    Maybe getting in there and working towards a solution... showing a willingness to negotiaste in good faith (rather than plunk down a wish list of re-doing every vote they've lost over the last 30 years) and calling it a "proposal."

    Doesn't look like the people are buying that charade
     
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    I'll agree that going off the cliff is not the worst possible outcome. But I don't think it's the best either. It does, however, prevent this whole "let someone else pay the price" approach.
     
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    At the bottom of the cliff is a government that got us into this mess and will continue to remain unaccountable, irresponsible, and incompetent.
     

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