Mountains and molehills

Mountains - Autumn in Denali

Mountains – Autumn in Denali (Photo credit: blmiers2)

Molehills into mountains and fiscal molehills into fiscal mountains. The GOP and much of the media are trying to turn a fiscal molehill into a fiscal mountain on which there is a fiscal cliff. The media are doing it through ignorance and a desire for ratings. The GOP are doing it because they lost the election and failed in their stated goal of making Barack Obama a one-term president. They, the GOP,  see the fiscal cliff and the debt ceiling fight to follow as a way of delivering a one-two punch to the President’s second term, thereby weakening him and preventing the implementation of the voters’ preferred agenda. The results of a democratic election are only binding on the GOP when they are the victors.