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Wed Dec 19, 2012, 06:15 PM

Admit it - many of you are just as guilty as Obama... [View all]

Don't pretend otherwise. I see it daily. I keep hearing it throughout the liberal blogs and message boards - go over the cliff! You want to go over the cliff. Many of you have been advocating and cheering for the U.S. to go over the cliff for months now. That's fine - but don't pretend to have empathy for millions of Americans when you're actively advocating for something that could dramatically hurt millions of Americans in the coming year.

You act as if Obama is throwing many of you under the bus. Whatever. You're pushing a plan that will literally throw millions of Americans under the bus - millions of Americans who are still struggling to make ends meet since the last major recession. That's justifiable? You find that perfectly justifiable but Obama negotiating on something that isn't even law yet - and probably will never become law - is somehow more damaging than telling a good portion of the country, especially middle and working class Americans, "oh well"?

And it's not even about the taxes. It goes beyond just the taxes - we go over the fiscal cliff and the impact could trickle down to every aspect of our economy. Are you willing to get behind the idea of double-digit unemployment again? Will you have Obama's back if we go over the cliff and unemployment shoots up to above 10% - or are you all going to do what so many of you did in 2010 and '11 when unemployment was high ... use it to attack the President?

If the economy plunges back into a recession, are you going to have any sympathy for those men and women who lose their jobs because of it?

I don't think you will ... and don't pretend that you will. Let's face it - you're no better than Obama when it comes to making tough decisions. You're willing to sacrifice the economy for a no-deal ... something that could erase all the gains we've made the last three years ... and yet get your shorts in a bunch over the thought of Obama potentially compromising?

Give me a fucking break. Stop the games. There is no desirable outcome here. A compromise will hurt - and so will going over the cliff. So, stop acting as if Obama is somehow betraying working class Americans, the elderly and others when you're doing the exact same thing by pushing for the U.S. to 'jump'.

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