0bama will run out the clock so the Democrats can declare ‘a dire emergency’ and that the Republicans are obstructionists and the Repubs will cave. The Repubs should walk away NOW, NOW, NOW and detach themselves from the Fiscal Cliff ENTIRELY. This ENTIRE thing is about discrediting Repubs prior to the 2014 races.
I like the idea that Republicans in the House and Senate simply abstain on all measures for the next two years. The results are inevitable, so let the Democrats take the responsibility.