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  •  It would also result in a similarly loud outcry (3+ / 0-)
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    the fan man, winsock, pamelabrown

    from the left. AARP is a very skilled political organizer. Any benefits cuts would result in this. Except, maybe, Medicaid, which doesn't have as organized constituency as Medicare or Social Security. But I bet that one would emerge very quickly if cuts to it were seriously proposed.

    I think that what's going on here is that Obama and Dems are using various methods, including leaks, to get Repubs to PUBLICALLY commit to positions that hurt them politically, be it with their base or the center, and that they can't back away from, while Obama & Dems committ to nothing since these are leaks that can be denied at the right time. That's certainly what I would do.

    Hell, it's so smart, I'm wondering if I should even be discussing it here!

    "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

    by kovie on Tue Dec 11, 2012 at 08:15:04 AM PST

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