Little reason to be optimist about that I admit,
but forcing Boner to take on hopeless stupid fights like this doesn't help matters any. None of you saw this coming?? Really?
All those taxes went up 24 hours ago automatically. This fight was not about raising taxes it was about voting to keep taxes the same, or really cutting them certainly as of Jan 1.
The vote NO strategy was doomed to failure. The Defeat of plan B was a win for Pelosi and O.
Speaking of drama, note that not one uber-super-duper-Tea party conservative will challenge Boner to be Speaker. None of them want his job, He protected them all by letting the Dems pass this bill.
This is the sad reality, yes, all those Rs in their safe R districts got to vote their symbolic 'nos'
I understand your frustration losing to O again, but this one was a loser from the start.
This might not suck as much as we think. There is a thought that that extending the Bush tax cuts for MOST Americans is a good thing - the Dems would of never done it.
Spending cuts need to be done and we did lose there. But I see no reason to beat up ourselves and to try not spin this as win for the Reps.
I mean really, the Dems fell for the Rep play and extended the Bush Tax Cuts on the middle class while Obama raised the payroll tax on the poor as well as all Americans.