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  •  In the long run, it won't matter (6+ / 0-)

    Boner was never going to cut a deal with Obama, unless it gave him everything. He's scared to death of losing his speakership.

    That's how todays authoritarian Republican party rolls. Lose an election? They don't care, they've got the House districts so gerrymandered in their favor that they'll be the majority in the House for at least the next eight to ten years.

    The way I look at it now is, Republicans walked away from a deal (a bad one from our perspective), and because of that they now get to take the blame for the tax hikes.

    Chicago--Proud Home of the 1907-08 World Series Champion Chicago Cubs

    by Jeff Y on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 09:38:20 PM PST

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    •  Well, that's the 11DC take on it (2+ / 0-)
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      Which I entertained last month. Perhaps it's Obama's game and is even a smart one. But, also a very dangerous one if Boehner calls his bluff. Plus, it's going to look bad that a Dem offered to cut SS.

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

      by kovie on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 09:40:47 PM PST

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    •  The teabaggers save Obama again... (2+ / 0-)
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      ...it would be really great if they vote down Boehner's bill, too.

      GODSPEED TO THE WISCONSIN FOURTEEN!

      by LordMike on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 10:22:35 PM PST

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