Last night, as Senate aides worked to strike a deal on the fiscal cliff, President Obama and his team were nowhere to found. Although they were apparently receiving updates on the kick-the-can deal, the disengagement of the Obama administration is palpable.
Heritage Action's Tripp Baird said President Obama should look in the mirror, instead of delivering a "sanctimonious lecture" about "Congress about not doing their job."
The president thinks he can just sit there and blame [Congress] for whatever happens. They are going to remember if we go over this cliff...this was on Obama's watch and he is going to get some of the blame...but the true fact is that they really do want to go to the cliff. They want this revenue.
As we've explained before, President Obama's objective during the fiscal cliff negotiations is to destroy the Republican Party by forcing it to sign off on massive tax increases or assigning it blame for cliff diving. Conservatives cannot allow themselves to succumb to President Obama's outrageous and destructive tactics.
Key events today:
- 1:00 PM - Senate reconvenes
- 2:00 PM - House reconvenes
- 3:00 PM (approx) - Senate recesses for party caucus meeting to discuss potential deal
- TBD - meeting of House Rules Committee, necessary before House considers Senate deal
- TBD - meeting of House GOP Conference