As the fiscal cliff looms ever closer on the horizon, the White House at last has laid its opening bid on the table, much to the amusement of Sen. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. Something about that additional $50 billion in “stimulus” spending to reduce the deficit just tickles the funny bone.
— AG (@AG_Conservative) November 30, 2012
— Dean (@digitaldean) November 30, 2012
Though House Republicans now will have to present their own proposal, many conservatives aren’t confident in the negotiating skills of House Speaker John Boehner, with some on Twitter (unsuccessfully) lobbying to replace him. Frankly, it’s not difficult to picture fiscal cliff negotiations looking something like “Thelma and Louise,” with President Obama and Boehner clutching hands before stomping on the accelerator. Maybe they’ll get lucky and land on a pile of worthless dollar bills. Is this the issue where the GOP will find its backbone?
Shorter GOP: We may be terrified girlymen, but telling us to eat sh** goes too far “GOP Rejects Cliff Offer From Obama” on.wsj.com/QtNgz7
— Tammy Bruce (@HeyTammyBruce) November 30, 2012
But is there an alternative? Many high-profile conservatives, including Charles Krauthammer and Rush Limbaugh, are suggesting that the GOP simply hand Obama the keys and let him drive off the cliff by himself. The fiscal cliff? He did build that; let him own it.
Rush thinks Republicans must walk away from any deal with Obama on the fiscal cliff. Let them get what they want and own the consequences.
— The Young Cons (@YoungCons) November 30, 2012
RUSH: The only leverage GOP has is to walk away & let Obama OWN his Fiscal Cliff………..#ObamaLegacy
— Hardline Stance (@Hardline_Stance) November 29, 2012
AMEN TO THAT: RUSH: Republicans must walk away from any deal with Obama and the Democrats on the fiscal clifftwy.la/TwMnW8
— Tom Creamer (@TRCreamer) November 29, 2012
Krauthammer’s Take: Geithner Deal ‘Insulting,’ GOP Should Walk Away: On tonight’s edition of Special Report, Cha… bit.ly/Yc3BwL
— National Review (@NROcorner) November 30, 2012
@nrocorner I agree.They should not cave¬ be blackmailed.Go over cliff&get on MSM’s and tell American ppl why.
— Linda McDonald (@Linda18788) November 30, 2012
— jswilson (@jswilson) November 30, 2012
Krauthammer is spot on.The GOP needs to walk.Just walk away from it.O can own this now.A former Community organizer can solve it.
— Gena Rinckey (@Gena_Rinckey) November 30, 2012
I’m w/ Krauthammer -the Republicans should walk away from one-sided negotiations until Obama & Reid are serious. We’ll be blamed either way!
— Conservative Voice (@2nd_Amend) November 30, 2012
Krauthammer just said the house republicans should just walk away from the budget ‘negotiations.’ Me too. Obama will own this farce.
— Dale (@TCOTvideos) November 29, 2012
— Craig Lawrence (@Proud1American) November 29, 2012
Krauthammer is right…..walk away Republicans and stand your ground for the American people against financial stupidity. #MY2K
— Kathy Brenner (@AuntSpike) November 29, 2012
Republicans should walk away from the table.WH is nuts.
— Tony Fratto (@TonyFratto) November 29, 2012
THIS! RT @tonyfratto Republicans should walk away from the table. WH is nuts.
— GayPatriot (@GayPatriot) November 29, 2012
— Arizona Luke (@ArizonaLuke) November 29, 2012
Message to Republicans.. Walk away from table and get ready for the Holidays! Let the Dems once again own this debacle!!
— Wayne Dupree (@NewsNinja2012) November 29, 2012
— Jamie Robertson (@24Robertson) November 29, 2012
Hell, let’s go over the Fiscal Cliff and let Obama own it. It’s time to kick these bastards where it hurts.
— Bob Campbell (@linktobob) November 30, 2012
Democrats are saying entitlements are off the fiscal cliff table??? Republicans need to tell them to fuck off & walk away from negotiations.
— Chris Velcro (@Velcro108) November 28, 2012
— USshrugged (@USshrugged) November 29, 2012
Lets go off that fiscal cliff. Lets have Obama own it since he signed the legislation that caused it. Not GOP fault & where’s senate budget?
— Libertydefender (@libertydefender) November 29, 2012
What will it be? It’s going to be a bumpy ride regardless. Will the GOP buckle, or buckle up?
— Dennis Hillebrand (@dennishillebran) November 30, 2012