A few weeks ago the Republicans were holding a straight flush at the table with Obama. All they needed to do was hold their cards at the edge of the “Fiscal Cliff” and wait for Obama to fold. Had they allowed the “deadline” to pass, Obama would have agreed to anything they wanted within a few days. – because the people who would be affected were his constituency.
Instead, the Republicans dropped their cards and folded. Now Obama knows that he can run roughshod over them for everything from gun control to taxes.
Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said he believes the primary goal of President Obama’s second term is to “annihilate the Republican Party.”
Yes, and thanks to you John – he knows that he can do it.
Compare Boner to Reagan. Reagan fired the air traffic controllers, and no one ever messed with him again. You can’t win a battle if you are playing to lose. Are they going to fall over dead for all of Obama’s manufactured crises?