Are you French?The sad truth is we will never know if Republicans could have turned this thing around.
Those who wanted an entitlement president got what they wanted. But at what price?
At this point, Boehner and the GOP MUST - absolutely MUST - let Obama own this cliff - lock, stock and barrel.
They are making Obama look like the hero in this bizarre melodrama we're watching unfold in total disbelief. He is now cutting his vacation short to come back and save the day.
Give the darn cliff to him. He's wants it but wants to blame them. Why don't they just give it to him? Let him own it and wear it like a tattoo on his forehead.
Give Obama the tax hikes, the recession, the exploding deficit - all of it - for friggin' cryin' out loud!
Like to surrender at the first sign of trouble?