Monday, December 03, 2012

Morgan Brittany on Obama's Fiscal Cliff Bullying

Instead of each side coming out and saying the same thing over and over, causing the stock market to rise and fall on promises of a deal why don’t the Republicans just call Obama’s bluff and walk away from the table?

The media, Obama and the Democrats are brainwashing everyone into believing that they have a mandate because of the November 6th election.  Newsflash!  They don’t.  Republicans still hold the purse strings by retaining the House and Obama did not win a large margin by any stretch of the imagination.  Why are the Republicans acting like they just lost everything and have no cards to play in the game?

I agree with Charles Krauthamer who says that Obama has as much if not more to lose if he lets the country go over the cliff.  Besides, it’s a no win situation for the Republicans anyway.  If they cave and raise taxes with the Democrat promise of spending cuts “somewhere down the road” there will be Hell to pay in the mid-term elections.  If they stand their ground and let everyone go over the cliff, they will probably be blamed for that too, so they are damned if they do and damned if they don’t.  What have they got to lose?  The arrogance of this President is staggering when you think that not only does he want the Republicans to cave on everything, but he wants even MORE spending!  I fear for the future of the Republican Party if they go along with any of that deal...