Fiscal Cliff Winners and Losers

Joe Biden is a big winner in the fiscal cliff fight. (AP Photo)

Joe Biden is a big winner in the fiscal cliff fight. (AP Photo)

Winners

Joe Biden

He’s so damn easy to make fun of, with his sparkly smile and foot-in-mouth-disease. But he rolled up his sleeves and hammered the deal — not a great deal by any means, but by the time Biden strolled in, there were no great deals to be had and barely any doable deals at all. Remember that Biden entered the picture after President Barack Obama pissed everybody off by lecturing Republicans and crowing about the deal at a press conference with “midde classers” before the deal was even done. So here are the optics: Having screwed up so that absolutely no one will so much as talk to him, Obama is forced to let Biden lead. And the Affable One does.

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