(1) Taxes are raised on MIDDLE and UPPER income people, which is what Obama really wants.
(2) The military budget is cut, which is what Obama really wants.
(3) The liberal Demoncrat news media will sell to the same gullible folks that the GOP is to blame for going over the cliff. The sheeple, who aren't interested in facts and truth, will believe what they're told. As a result, the Demoncrats will have another GOP bogeyman to run against in 2014, which is what the Demoncrats really wants.
Obama knows that there's no shortage of stupid in America. They know that they can pin just about anything on the GOP with the help of their propaganda/media arm.
Even if the GOP caves on taxes for the upper income, Obama will manufacture a reason to decline the offer and blame the GOP for the impasse.
Obama and the Demoncrat party WANT to go over the cliff. It's a WIN WIN WIN for them!
One addition to your excellent assessment.
The communist 0b0z0ids in the Senate will produce a bill to “ cut” taxes for the “98%”’ restore the SS contribution holiday and “ restore” indefinite unemployment insurance to destroy SS and spend more on the moochers and the takers.
The spineless republicans will be dared to refuse and that’s another WIN to add to your three for the communists who’ll destroy the country, legitimately.
Unfortunate, but true. Cowards will lose to harsh communists, every time.
That's all true but the defense contractors will whine to their senators the loudest (Senate campaigns cost much more than House campaigns). Once they do that, the D senators will cut a deal with the R house and ignore Obama.