The GOP really put themselves in a bad position. They put all their chips on Romney winning the election, with no alternative plan if Obama won a second term. Well, here we are with Obama getting a second term, and with Republicans whining about how they want cuts, but not specifying what they want to cut. All the while the clock ticks down, and we come closer every day to going over the cliff. Polls show that the vast majority of people would blame Republicans if that happens, so why are they balking? Because they're caught between a rock and a hard place: both choices - offering up specific spending cuts and going off the cliff - are political suicide to Republicans, so they're trying to stall until they can come up with, well, something? I don't see how anyone could stand behind such a position; if I was a Republican I'd be up in arms over this.
Looks like 2014 is going to be a good year for Democrats.