If the debt deal is really this good from a Democratic perspective, then why is it generally regarded as a Republican victory?
Probably because it actually is. I have a hard time believing Congressional Republicans could be made to sign on to something as favorable as the description given in this piece.
What bothers me particularly about the final outcome is that Obama said he was staking his Presidency on getting revenue increases ... and got none. Perhaps this is his way of saying he's tired of being President.
Hopefully, there will be someone willing to replace him who is also willing to fight for progress and justice.