Economic Numbers Moving Up — But Will It Help Obama? | Talking Points Memo

It was as certain as cause and effect can be in political maneuvering — President Obama and Senate Democrats finally did to the House GOP what the Republicans have been so adept at: they cornered them legislatively, in this case on the payroll tax cut extension and won a temporary victory. But the more important component for 2012 was the fact that Dems won the PR battle in the media, all while bringing attention to the fact that the payroll tax cut existed in the first place.

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