It is very frustrating to watch John Boehner and House Republicans twist themselves into contortions in a futile attempt to appease Obama.
Plan B failed before it was swallowed because Obama believes that he can shift the blame to Republicans based on the arbitrary deadline for taxes to rise. There is no appeasing someone who believes he has a winning hand, there only are various levels of capitulation and surrender.
I say call his bluff. If a deal which tackles deficits from both revenue and spending can be reached this month, great.
If not, pass a 90 day extension of current tax rates and whatever else is needed to postpone the “cliff,” and go home for Christmas to give time for a Grand Bargain which puts Democratic sacred cows on the table.
Let Harry Reid refuse to bring it to a vote, and Obama refuse to sign it. Their inaction will be the reason for taxes rising for everyone.
You tried really hard. It failed because Obama wants it to fail.
Now pass Plan C and send it over to Harry Reid. Then go home.