You can see why these negotiations aren’t going well.
A good question
Why Is Obama Caving On Taxes?
Estate tax? The GOPers are going to blow up the deal over the ESTATE TAX??!!
President Obama has Republicans dead to rights on this. "They say that their biggest priority is making sure that we deal with the deficit in a serious way," he said on Meet the Press this morning, "but the way they're behaving is that their only priority is making sure that tax breaks for the wealthiest Americans are protected. That seems to be their only overriding, unifying theme." Quite so.
In case you missed the Sunday talk shows
Bonus item: The best and worst 2012 moments of political theater
[NB: What? No Clint Eastwood?