It's less than 12 hours until the Washington amusement park ride known as the "Fiscal Cliff" gets started. Well, some in Washington are now saying that it doesn't really begin until Jan 2nd because that is when the precious Wall Street markets open, so it seems like the financial brains in DC have given themselves a grace period to work out a deal. Two more days to work with that good faith negotiator Mitch McConnell.
The same Mitch McConnell that pushed for a chained CPI of Social Security yesterday.
I'm still saying no deal can be made with McConnell because he does not one. Instead, McConnell will add another poison pill to his proposals, like having sequestration happen three months from now. Oh, he did just do that!
What a surprise.
If Obama and the Democrats are dumb enough to cave to McConnell, the next step will be for McConnell to add one more little wrinkle to the deal. It won't be much really, at least according to McConnell. But you can bet it will be something to screw the elderly, poor, middle class and Democrats is all. No biggie.
McConnell cannot cut a deal with Obama. No way. No how. Remember, he has people back in his state who think it is marvelous to have a dummy of President Obama eating watermelon in their front yard. According to the enlightened soul who fashioned the dummy, this one does NOT have anything smart to say.
Anyway, McConnell will play the Democrats for all that he can until the allotted time passes, then he will whine in front of the camera that he "could not find anyone to dance with on the other side." This is done to try and convince some fools that McConnell is a reasonable man who did his best to save the day.
The only ones he seems to be fooling with this act is Obama and the other brilliant light bulbs in DC.