So with all the anger directed to President Obama I would like to ask who is really to blame? (And no I'm not going to blame the enemy party on this) Democrats in the Senate had this for a long time and they, instead of putting to a vote in say, the summer, put it off until the last minute. What did you think the enemy party would do? They had nothing to lose. They were in a position of strength on this from my view because they control the media and no matter what happened Obama would be to blame as they always do.
Take a look if the tax cuts expired the right wing media would call him a tax raiser (which is a lie) and now since he reached an agreement he is known by the same right wing media as someone who caves.