I find it interesting to see the GOP rolling on the floor, kicking and screaming to get its way as the "fiscal cliff" looms ever closer. It is doing so in spite of the fact well more than 60 percent of Americans favor President Barack Obama's original proposal to raise taxes on those making more than $250,000. The result is it continues to live up to its nickname of "The Party of No."
Apparently it learned nothing from the election. It continues to do everything it can to appease and hold on to its base. It should now be clear that just holding on to its base is not enough for any party to win an election. Politico released its list of the biggest lies of the year along with its readers' list of the biggest lies. The only differences in the top three were in the order. All came from the GOP campaign and its PAC advertisements. For once the old, "Say it often enough and people will believe it" ploy didn't work! Actually, when its candidate refused to refute the lies and withdraw the ads, it called his true character into serious question. The election was not just about, "It's the economy, stupid!"
I can also see Republicans still kicking and screaming as they are dragged from their congressional offices when they lose their seats in the next mid-term election.