As Joe Sudbay noted:
The President is holding a press conference this afternoon.As I will note, the GOP is trying to play the same old Bush Con: cut taxes for the rich while pretending that has no effect on the deficit.
As anyone who watched cable coverage last night saw, there's a lot of talk from GOPers about spending cuts, but no specifics. They can't deliver.
More importantly, on a larger scale, the GOP's position is:
When the Democrats held the White House, the Senate and the House, they were wrong to hold a "we won" attitude (no matter how much Obama bent over backwards being bipartisan) and that Republican ideas should prevail.
Now that the Republicans only hold the House, again, their cry is our Republican ideas must prevail.
See, Republicans believe that their ideas should always prevail and anything less is not "working together" (and may even call for "Second Amendment remedies").
We need a fighter in the White House.
President Obama needs to have a learning moment like the computer at the end of the movie WarGames. In that movie, the computer finally gets it that nuclear war is not a winning strategy.
Obama needs to learn the opposite lesson -- that he needs to wage war -- that the Party of No will never back down and will never give an inch and that he needs to fight them tooth and nail every step of the way.
Unfortunately, I'm not holding out much hope for that...