Mr. Obama should draw a line in the sand, right here, right now. If Republicans hold out, and taxes go up, he should tell the nation the truth, and denounce the blackmail attempt for what it is.
Yes, letting taxes go up would be politically risky. But giving in would be risky, too — especially for a president whom voters are starting to write off as a man too timid to take a stand. Now is the time for him to prove them wrong.
Update: Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) also argued that Dems should let the cuts expire. See Tax Cuts Update: Despite Schumer’s Threat, There’s Little Appetite To Let Them Expire on the The Huffington Post