A majority of Americans say that if the country goes over the fiscal cliff on Dec. 31, congressional Republicans should bear the brunt of the blame, according to a new Washington Post-Pew Research Center poll, the latest sign that the GOP faces a perilous path on the issue between now and the end of the year.
While 53 percent of those surveyed say the GOP would (and should) lose the fiscal cliff blame game, just 27 percent say President Obama would be deserving of more of the blame.Roughly one in 10 (12 percent) volunteer that both sides would be equally to blame.
I'm hardly an apologist for Obama, but people should realize that policies take years to take effect. We are seeing a lot of the problems that were created under GW Bush's 8 years come home to roost. Of course, it's all about Obama, and I'm sure there are some genuine points to be made, but Bush laid the plans that have led to the mess we now face.