Mitch McConnell is testing out some new spin today, claiming that:
[President Obama] owned the Congress for the first two years. They did everything he wanted. Everything. The only thing they forgot to do — I don’t know why they overlooked this — they forgot to raise taxes.This is rich coming from McConnell, who was the probably the largest singular force in the Republican party's legislative obstructionism.
The point I wanted to make here is the same one I made awhile back; the actual facts of an issue are rarely important, since partisans on both sides have a tenancy to simply filter out evidence that either doesn't confirm, or outright refutes their preconceived assumptions.
Partisan filters aside, I think the facts on the issue are quite clear.