Obama's fiscal cliff statements blame Republicans, build support from Democrats

Obama's fiscal cliff statements blame Republicans, build support from Democrats

We are so used to seeing the Republicans wipe out deals that we sometimes need a reminder that Democrats can do exactly the same thing.  President Obama came out swinging on Monday afternoon, delivering remarks in what felt like a pep rally speech.

Rumors were swirling that Obama would deliver a statement outlining a deal on the fiscal cliff talks, but that was anything but true as he continued to emphasize compromise in creating a "balanced approach" for all Americans.

Obama's speech seemed an attempt to place blame on the Republican-leaning Congress for delaying to come up with a solution to avert the fiscal cliff, while at the same time win support for the tentative deal from liberal congressional Democrats.

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