I told you the liberal Democrats who were protesting the “tax deal” would not buck Obama, and would fall in line.

So no surprise to see this headline at The Hill, Liberals giving up tax fight:

A House liberal who has led the effort to stop President Obama’s tax compromise with the GOP says efforts to change the package are futile.

Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.), who just a week ago circulated a letter signed by 54 Democrats urging opposition to the deal, now says the “die is cast.”

I also told you that Dems would present themselves as falling on their swords for the middle class:

Welch also praised several parts of the package, including extending the middle-class tax cuts and unemployment benefits for 13 months.

So predictable. 

At this point, it appears that only Nancy Pelosi can stop the “tax deal,” but I’m not holding my breath on that.

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