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December 4, 2012

CNN's David Gergan: 'Democrats would rather humiliate GOP than solve fiscal cliff'

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Via Ed Morrissey at Hot Air, David Gergen comes to the same conclusion that most non-Obamanuts did after the election -- that Barack Obama and the Democrats aren't really interested in solving the massive number of problems in the fiscal cliff coming in less than four weeks. Their priority is to inflict as much damage on House Republicans as possible, and if that inflicts damage on America, they couldn't care less ... as long as they damage the House Republicans in the process.

But since this election, there's been -- I think it's the Democrats are the ones who are really trying to rub it in and almost humiliate the Republicans, and that's not going to get to a bargain. Again, I think it has to be win-win. ... You hear among some Democrats right now, and it's disturbing, that maybe we ought to just take it over the cliff, that'll, we'll score political points against the Republicans, that will force their hands in the new year. That is a very, very, dangerous risk.
"A very, very, dangerous risk"? Not at all, not with a complicit media that continues to focus on damning the Republicans and framing them as unreasonable and intransigent. As Morrissey points out, John Boehner's opening offer put the supposed "grand bargain" of August 2011 back on the table, and yet Obama demanded twice as much revenue with half the cuts at some point in the infinite future. As it stands now, the media is making brinksmanship a relatively risk-free strategy while Obama campaigns rather than negotiates in good faith.

Meanwhile, Boehner is busy purging Conservatives from House financial committees instead of standing on GOP principles and values. This is surely not a good sign of things to come.

Related: Obama Barreling Toward Real Fiscal Cliff

Posted by Hyscience at December 4, 2012 9:02 AM



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