Here is video of President Barack Obama’s statement on the “Fiscal Cliff” negotiations earlier this afternoon. Obama struck a gloating tone, at times mocking Republicans even before a deal is officially approved. Obama gloated that the GOP “is within sight” of approving a raise in tax rates – which, he reminded, they had said they would not support several weeks ago. Many – even some in the media – wondered if Obama’s gloating, campaign-like tone was really appropriate, especially since nothing has yet been officially approved.
McConnell says he is ready to vote on everything that isn’t sequester. So taxes, unemployment extension, doc fix AMT etc. Sounds like a deal— Chuck Todd (@chucktodd) December 31, 2012
The President wants more, more, more: bit.ly/WbmjgP— Sean Hackbarth (@seanhackbarth) December 31, 2012
Question: Did Obama hit the right tone in his fiscal cliff remarks? Or was he not serious enough/too campaign-y?— The Fix (@TheFix) December 31, 2012