How ironic. The Democrats apparantly have evolved in 2 years to become racists. Barack Obama, acting very out of character for a modern politician, is putting his neck squarely on the line with a massive bipartisan compromise. As his often harshest critic, I credit him for it. He's sorta like an NFL coach having to release a popular star player b/c it just doesn't fit the team any longer. Obama made a huge compromise for the good of the country, imo. We simply cannot afford tax increases right now. And we don't need the added deficit, but right now, is another 13 months of unemployment gonna make that huge of a difference? I'd rather not do it, BUT, as a compromise, sure. Lets work together if thats all we can do. BUT BUT BUT BUT WAIT!!!!! Democrats, in their blind, kamakaze hatred of the rich, won't allow it. They are coming out against President Obama. This is a landmark moment in his presidency. His legacy, and chance of re-election, truly could turn on this month. And the Dems are blocking it. He is trying to get through this successfully, and his own party is putting an effort in to stop it. Is it safe to say that right now, the Dem's are "Hoping he fails"???? HAHAHAHA DeMint was wrong. THIS is his Waterloo.