I’ve been traveling all day and haven’t have had as much time as I would like to check the blogs — or the news. I’m now in Cincinnati with my family and expect to have far less blogging time over the next few days.
I did buy a Wall Street Journal at LAX and have had time to skim the Yahoo! and Huffington Post (AOL) headlines as well as those on Instapundit and other favorite blogs. And as I read about the president insisting on a $1.6 trillion tax hike (on the rich — or so he says), I keep looking for other specific details about his plan to avoid the fiscal cliff.
Then, just before hitting the hay, I caught this on Jennifer Rubin’s blog
The press likes to paint House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) as a prisoner of his base. But in fact he was elected by unanimous vote and boldly put a grand bargaining offer on the table. That is far more than Senate Majority leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has done, and much more than the president has done (at least in public). So where are the stories about the left-wing base blocking progress on a deal? I imagine left-leaning media editors and reporters would be flabbergasted by the notion.
Emphasis added. So, Boehner has put an offer on the table. And it doesn’t seem that either Senate Democrats or the president have followed suit.
Perhaps, Rubin is mistaken and the president has put a plan on the table. If you are aware that he has, please provide a link to a blog post/article which provides the details of that plan.
If he hasn’t, how then can he negotiate in good faith when one party has put its cards on the table — and he has not.