Let it Burn: Should the GOP Allow Obama to Raise Taxes?


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An idea has been mentioned that perhaps the GOP should simply vote “present” for any “fiscal cliff” vote, and allow Obama to raise all the taxes they want.  Then, as the thinking goes, Obama and the Democrats will take the blame for the job losses and such that result.  The Trifecta panel, via PJ Media, discusses this…

While the panel only lightly discussed the media’s role in any scenario  I think it’s important.  Because, even if the GOP gives Obama exactly what he wants, it will never be Obama’s fault.  Even if the exact tax increases that Obama requests are found to be directly responsible for hundreds of thousands of jobs going away, it will never be reported.

You see, we don’t live in a post modern world-we live in a post reality world.  It doesn’t matter what really happens.  It doesn’t matter what the facts are.  It doesn’t matter if math, video, documents, or pictures proves your point.  We now live in a world where perception, and those that craft it, holds all the cards.   So, no matter how many businesses close, and no matter how many people lose their jobs-it will always be the fault of the GOP or greedy businessmen. The media will report it a gospel, and, as the last election taught us, there is now a critical mass of Americans  that are dumb enough to believe it.

Sorry to be so negative, but reality really doesn’t matter.

  • Ed Wallis

    You are TOO CORRECT with the last comments. All these pseudo-insider-wisdom remarks are little more than vanity-folly. Sad to see these otherwise-wise fellows fall into the WISHFUL-THINKING trap which has doomed the Republicans for years.

    G.O.P. = R.I.P.

    Tea/Conservative Party 2016.

    • The sad thing is that i wish i were completely wrong. But, the last elections proves my assertion correct.

  • “we live in a post reality world”

    That really does sum it all up Matt. I have gone back and forth on whether or not the Republicans should simply give Obama what he wants to prove the point, but as you said it doesn’t matter because the media will never blame Obama and Obama will still somehow blame the Republicans. Because of this and the damage it will cause to give him what he wants I don’t think it is a viable option.

    • I don’t know that there is a viable option. It seems that they GOP is screwed no matter what they do.

  • I wish I could find room to disagree with you, but I can not. Whatever course of action the Republicans decide to take, they will be fighting an uphill battle in the media. Whatever goes wrong with whatever deal is reached, you can rest assured the Republicans will have the blame resting squarely on their shoulders. Even with the President adding new conditions to the fiscal cliff talks, such as control of the debt ceiling, the Republicans are floundering in the wind.

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