Did any of you see the recent ABC News/Washington Post Poll on who Americans will blame if we are all forced over the fiscal cliff? The poll released just today (12/12/12...sorry I could not resist!), reveals that Americans overwhelmingly "approve the Presidents work on the issue (Fiscal Cliff) as favor Speaker Boehner." Really? What a surprise, I mean Obama won re-election by over 4.5 Million votes, 332 Electoral Votes with close to 70% of Americans agreeing that tax rates on the wealthiest Americans should be raised, and Speaker Boehner insists that he will not agree to raise those tax rates and is willing to allow the entire nation's economy to be at risk because he and his party believe they have the right and obligation to impose their minority views upon the majority. And what do the pundits say? They say that Boehner will be blamed initially for the economic damage but the failed economy will be Obama's after it really sinks in. You know what I think? I think the American public re-elected Obama because they were tired of the GOP strategy to obstruct the President and I certainly think Boehner will get blamed for the economic fiasco called the "Fiscal Cliff" if it is jumped off of. And what do I think will happen to Obama? I think he will secure a huge victory over the GOP in the 2014 Mid-term elections and the GOP may have again, miscalculated the American public's desire to get Washington working again and will suffer a serious wound to their ideological brand.
Another entity that does not understand the realities after the 2012 elections is the Right Wing Ideologically based for-profit media. Pundits on the Right proclaim Boehner can't cave in to Obama's grand design to divide and conquer the Republicans in Congress. As we saw in the elections, the Right Wing Media has been wrong when it comes to the mood of the public, and they are wrong on the issue of the "Fiscal Cliff." Once again, between the GOP and their ideological electronic and print media, they believe their supporters deserve to be in charge rather than recognizing that in a democracy, the majority takes the reins of control. One day when they realize this, there might not be much left of the Republican Party! Just curious, what does a democracy mean if the Majority are not considered the winners in elections? If there is anything we need to take back for our county, it would be the arrogant belief that the GOP is entitled to lead, even though they are in a minority. And please, don't tell me they have a majority in the House...on the "Fiscal Cliff" issue. Most Americans hired Obama to another term to take control. Republicans don't seem to understand that when they win elections, they get to lead. When Democrats win elections, the Republicans don't! Raise the tax rates and get to work on cutting spending, and while you are at it, turn the ship of state around and away from that damn cliff!