With Obama wavering, negotiations over the so-called fiscal cliff are heading in a disastrous direction. John Boehner bought some leverage with his “Plan B” — if they pass it in the house, the GOP thinks that they’ll force “moderate” Democrats in the Senate to cave.
Clearly no deal is better than a bad deal, but will Senator Coons see it that way? Obviously Tom Carper is John Boeher’s best friend in this scenario. He has been ADVOCATING for a bad deal for months, so he is ready and willing to provide bi-partisan cover for Boehner whenever he needs it. Will Coons travel the blue dog route as well? His statements so far should not fill Democrats with a lot confidence.