Three years ago a member of the Senate said this about President Obama and the Affordable Care Act ---
"If we’re able to stop Obama on this it will be his Waterloo. It will break him," he said....
Tea Party Republican Sen. Jim DeMint said that in 2009. Senator DeMint who has been a staunch conservative, and a thorn in the side of all Progressives, is bailing out, running away, giving up his fight. I guess DeMint has met his 'Waterloo' in the fact that President Obama won re-election (yippeee!) and the Affordable Care Act was declared constitutional (Yeah).
John Boehner, Eric Cantor, and the Republicans in the House would rather go off the 'fiscal cliff' than help the middle class. They are definitely a bunch of clowns.
One more thing......Eric Cantor has scheduled 126 work days in 2013 for the House of Representatives, according to the AuburnPub. 126 days!!!! That is half the number of days that an employed person works each year. Cantor's schedule is pathetic and proves once again that the Republicans in the House want something for nothing---their paycheck for hardly any work.