The threat not to bring the tax cut deal to the floor of the House seems particularly dumb to me. Any deal that occurs in the new Congress will likely be less beneficial to the Dems or Obama. Which is why this is presumably a vent rather than a determined strategy for obstruction. At least I hope so. Between Pelosi and McCain, the sheer difficulty of getting anything done in this polarized climate, even stuff supported by hefty margins among the public, is beyond depressing.

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