We are watching a tragi-comedy that Sophicles himself could not outdo as the premier playwright in history. The Republicans are pretending to have lost even though they received everything they wanted and corporate tax cuts on the side....extension of Bush tax cuts for all with the smallest of a hit on the rich. The Third Way democrats are pretending to have foiled the Republican attempt to scuttle taxing the rich and protecting social safety nets. Both sides having failed to serve their constituents elect the same leaders and making wealth inequity permanent (or so they think).
IT IS A TESTAMENT TO MEDIA CAPTURE THAT THIS NEWS SLANT IS THE ONLY HEARD AND ONE WONDERS HOW THESE MEDIA PEOPLE CAN BEAR SUCH AN ASSAULT ON THEIR INTEGRITY.
The democrats have set their constituents up with nothing but spending cuts as $300 billion in revenue will be all that lies between these pols and the deficit reduction. IT IS A TRAGIC BETRAYAL TO ALL AMERICANS.