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  •  I think Obama had a good presser today (2+ / 0-)
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    LaurenMonica, Jerry056

    He made the case for reasonable compromise very well (though I completely disagree with his approach to negotiating. As someone who negotiates contracts for a living, he makes me cringe).

    The GOP is not going to win a battle of the pulpits against this President.  

    Obama seemed to communicate that the offer on the table (and which was rejected by Boehner) is the best he will get.  They can move some boxes around but the targets are the same and there are few other available options to get there.

    I don't know why Obama has to care about the problems Boehner has in his caucus.  If Boehner doesn't have the stones to get his caucus in line then he should hand the reins to someone else. I would kick Boehner out of negotiations until he figured out how to grow a pair.  Boehner doesn't need more than 25 or so GOP members to get a deal done. I don't know why Obama has to buy into Boehner's argument that a deal has to have the support of the GOP caucus.  It doesn't.

    Alternative rock with something to say: http://www.myspace.com/globalshakedown

    by khyber900 on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 10:14:59 AM PST

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