Howard Fineman On Republican Obstruction (VIDEO)

12/01/2010 06:21 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

HuffPost's Howard Fineman appeared on MSNBC's "Hardball" Wednesday evening to discuss Republican obstruction of a possible deal on partial renewal of the expiring Bush tax cuts.

"People like Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader in the Senate, are taking the posture right now that they want no deal," Fineman told host Chris Matthews. "From their point of view, the absence of anything passing but the extension of the tax cuts is not gridlock, it's victory."