I mean, why is anyone thinking that an obstinate bunch of know-nothings would all of a sudden start living in reality?
Republicans live in a bubble of their own design where tax cuts create jobs and lower deficits.
John Boehner said yesterday that tax hikes would be bad. He continues to keep saying this despite the election results and so do many other Republicans.
A lot of the more intelligent Repubs say that Boehner and the House will cave because they won't want to be seen as causing middle class tax cuts to increase, but I beg to differ.
Come January 1st, if Boehner et al allow them to go up, they'll triple-down on the fact that the President is incapable of bringing anyone together on anything because that is the only narrative they understand on Bullshit Mountain.
Republicans are going to bring us to the brink on this and every other important thing, including the debt ceiling, while Obama continues to use the term "we" instead of "Republicans" when he says that "we" should not hold the middle-class hostage.
What's happening at the moment is the same crap that happened 18 months ago as all of us educated people guessed that Republicans wouldn't actually play chicken with the entire country, but they did and the President caved.
So.....WHY would Republicans suddenly awake from their invented fantasies from up on Bullshit Mountain?
Don't tell me it's that they don't want to end up getting voted out in 2014. If Republicans stick to their guns and allow us to go over the fiscal cliff, that would be perfect for them. They need another recession so they can pin it on our guy, and there's no reason to believe they won't allow it to happen.
It should come as no surprise that Republicans don't seem to understand the consequence of things like math and elections, facts and learning, so why would anyone think they're going to actually help this President do anything?