Conservatives should take the President at his word. The Ascended 0ne is a cold, calculating ideologue. He is not incompetent nor is he in over his head. The realization of the fiscal cliff is exactly what he wants: higher taxes and deep military cuts. That is the plan.
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.