Feckless Republican Prostitutes
Wes Pruden describes the fiscal cliff negotiations (my emboldening):
There’s no indication that President Obama will bite, nor is there any reason why, from his point of view, he should. He has read the fear in Republican eyes and he’s willing — maybe eager — to jump off the cliff in the sure and certain confidence that with the compliant mainstream media at his back he can successfully pin the blame on the Republicans for the consequences.
He can even promise spending cuts, secure in the knowledge that he won’t have to actually make them. Promises are a sucker’s game and there’s no shortage of suckers. Mr. Obama clearly wants to humiliate the Republicans — re-election was not enough — and he and his Democratic allies think his victory on Nov. 6 arms him with a mandate to do as he pleases.
That is exactly the situation in Washington. The Republicans are willing to do anything in hopes of retaining office. They are cowards for whom no respect is due.