I'm only keeping up with the "fiscal cliff" discussions for reasons of amusement, since everything that is in public at this point is nonsense and sensationalism. What's fun is watching everyone freak out about it. My favorite at the moment is a reaction of one commenter on a relatively secluded blog to a criticism of Obama, asking "How dare you cut the ground out from under President Obama in the middle of his negotiations?"
Yes, I'm sure every Republican member of Congress read that comment and will act based upon the content of it. Come on people, how big a shovel do you think any one of us has? I suspect the ground under Obama is pretty firm no matter how vigorously my little shovel pecks away at it.