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  •  He did put it on the table. (8+ / 0-)

    Because the GOP has asked for it in the past.  And once it became public the GOP hit twitter to really run away from any ownership of it - McCain and Rubio tweets I remember specifically.  Which leads me to believe that the GOP is unwilling to make their demands publicly because they know it's a political killer.  

    Pres made it until the final week this negotiation go-around before negotiating with himself.  If he stands firm and refuses to talk in spending cut abstracts I wonder how the GOP would handle that.

    President has his inauguration address on January 21st, and then will give the prime time SOTU on January 29th which will I suspect largely frame and set the table for the sequester/debt ceiling negotiations - with Boehner sitting right behind him.  

    I'm not arguing so much as what the Pres will or won't do, I'm just saying he has the same or better leverage he would have had regardless of the deal today IF he decides to use it.      

    President Obama would have been a Republican in the 1980's.

    by Jacoby Jonze on Tue Jan 01, 2013 at 10:44:59 PM PST

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