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    No Exit, cassandracarolina

    The possibility that the President has learned nothing from the past four years is too terrible (and absurd, since he's a smart guy) to contemplate, so this time I'm going to just assume he knows what he's doing.  Of course, that's all on the plane of negotiating strategy and ability; there's also the plane of what he actually wants, given his actual views of what ails the budget.  There again, I don't see point getting riled up because any Democratic president who'd ignore us during his first term, when at least in theory he needed us to get a second term, would surely ignore us even more in that second term.  And I won't play his stupid "push me!" game, only to have him mock me as some kind of mirror image of the Tea Party.  Democratic senators can deal with him.

    You know, I sometimes think if I could see, I'd be kicking a lot of ass. -Stevie Wonder at the Glastonbury Festival, 2010

    by Rich in PA on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 06:41:01 AM PST

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