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    those of us saying that were calculating that the GOPers would have done as much damage with the debt ceiling as required to really fuck up Obama's reelction prospects. that was the point all along, not debt, or spending, or anything else. i stand by that, hard ball from the POTUS or no. that said, some of what he is doing now was probably available to him to frame the debate better.

    Obama's mistake last time was not that he tried to negotiate at the time, is that he didn't anticipate the need to increase the debt ceiling when the Democrats still had the majority.

    this time, he's playing it exactly right.

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