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  •  boehner wants his job and his majority (4+ / 0-)

    that's why he's scared. the deep red district republicans may be delusional, but he's not. he doesn't want to cooperate, but he knows how last year cost him, and he knows how vulnerable his party is going forward. and he can't cooperate because then he loses his speakership. he may lose it either way, by losing his majority or by losing the support of his caucus. he's on the horns of a classic dilemma.

    IF obama stands his ground, obama hurts boehner either way. the longer this goes on, the more the pressure builds, and the more the gop will pay the cost. boehner sees that, and wants a way out, but the teabaggers won't give him a way out. if obama stands his ground, the gop will be eating itself alive by spring.

    The cold passion for truth hunts in no pack. -Robinson Jeffers

    by Laurence Lewis on Fri Nov 16, 2012 at 08:03:43 PM PST

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