If there are still any doubters out there that President Obama is about to crush the GOP fiscal
cliff slope position like a bug underneath a small moon, please factor in Jennifer Rubin’s assessment that he’s been checkmated by Orange Julius. She bleats:
The White House is acting like it had no “plan B” in the “fiscal cliff” fight. Ever since House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said he would put to a vote a measure to extend all current tax rates except those for households making more than $1 million, the president and his advisers have been apoplectic. How dare he offer something Senate Democrats once approved! Protect all but millionaires?! The Democrats’ ire is as intense as it is nonsensical, and Republicans are openly mocking the White House.
The White House Plan B? It’s called “Well okay, and then we do nothing and tax rates go up on everyone to Clinton-era levels, and then the Senate passes a bill to cut taxes on the middle class, fix the AMT, payroll taxes, federal jobless benefits and the rest of the end-of-year stuff, and then dare the GOP to refuse to lower taxes.” It’s been that way the entire time, Jennifer. Pay attention, please. Republicans automatically lose on January 1.
At any rate, the House will pass its bills and send them to the Senate. Poor Senate Dems will actually have to vote on something. This should be interesting to see what they come up with.
They sure will.
In January. She really is quite special, our Jennifer.