Obama’s Crisis Demagoguery

Jonathan Tobin, Commentary
There may be a last-minute compromise reached today in the negotiations over the fiscal cliff, but not if President Obama has anything to say about it. Even as Vice President Joe Biden and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell were believed to have led the effort to have the structure of a deal in place for the two houses of Congress to vote on later today, the president emerged to make a statement that seemed geared to scuttling the negotiations.In a campaign-style event, the president spoke of a possible accord between the two parties that would avert the immediate effects of the fiscal…

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