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  •  What exactly has Obama said "on the road?" (0+ / 0-)

    absolutely nothing with respect to maintaining current Medicare and SS benefits for current AND FUTURE SS who have paid for those benefits all their working lives.  Last I read, Obama isn't even hitting the road until Friday in Philly.

    Wake up.  This is just like Obama on the public option.  He says nothing while his surrogates spout on about perhaps this, maybe that, etc etc etc.  In the end progressives take it on the chin.

    Same kabuki only maybe this time Sanders will filibuster a New Deal breaking Obama-backed Grand Bargain.

    •  I don't trust the President on this. (0+ / 0-)

      He's preached the Grand Bargain (aka the Grand Betrayal aka the Austerity Bomb) since he was elected back in 2008. He even talked about it in that interview with the Des Moines Register this autumn.

      We've seen this set of plays before. Reel in the progressives and labor and neutralize them with vague reassurances.

      No deal has to be made.

      There is no fiscal cliff. It does not exist.

      It is a false construct of CEOs, Wall Streeters, banksters, and an assorted gaggle of wealthy moochers who don't want to pay their fair share--instead directing all the economic pain on the 99%.

      The Grand Bargain must be stopped at all costs to protect the 99%.

      by cybrestrike on Wed Nov 28, 2012 at 06:31:02 AM PST

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      •  That Obama tells us the cliff is real (0+ / 0-)

        is telling us all we need to know. The end game here has been well telegraphed.

        The Senate will reform the filibuster just in time to prevent Sanders, Whitehouse, Brown etc from using it to kill Obama’s and the GOP’s Grand Bargain.

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