As I was saying ...
... so says Ed Kilgore and others:
The remarkable ability of conservatives to drag American politics to the Right by taking extremist positions and then offering to "compromise" by accepting policies deemed conservative the week before last is hardly a new thing.... But the MSM keeps taking the bait, which is why we now have Lindsay Graham and Saxby Chambliss being lionized for making fake concessions to stop America from plunging over a fake "fiscal cliff," asking only the small concession that the Bush tax cuts, the principal cause of current long-term public debt, be extended forever, and oh, by the way, could we also cut Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid benefits?
Republicans must be beside themselves with wonder at their own dazzling bullshit, but particularly at how the media just keep buying it.