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  •  Whistling past the graveyard (0+ / 0-)

    I expect a repeat of the summer of 2011, with Obama's approval and mojo going down with every passing month.  I believe the Republicans are emboldened enough to take down Obamacare.

    •  There is pesimism (3+ / 0-)

      and then there is reductio ad absurdum on steroids

    •  There is nothing they can do to do it. (0+ / 0-)

      Their chance was SCOTUS and then the 2012 election.  They can try to use the debt ceiling, but I've read where the President knows he blew it last time on that - IIRC then chief of staff Daley was in charge of that debacle.  It will be interesting to see who Pres Obama's new COS is if/when Lew is moved to Treasury.  

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

      by Jacoby Jonze on Wed Jan 02, 2013 at 06:37:17 AM PST

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    •  there is an old expression (0+ / 0-)

      you get what you expect.......change your expectations. you can do that if you want to and you can actually do something to help make those changes.

      mittens=edsel. no matter how much money is spent to promote it, if the product sucks, no one will buy it.

      by wewantthetruth on Wed Jan 02, 2013 at 07:33:01 AM PST

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      •  Simplified: (0+ / 0-)

        I like your old saying post :)
        I'm 61. I have some simple rules I live by. In the top three is I avoid crazy people because if you listen to crazy people they'll try & make you crazy too.
        The 1% plan WORLDWIDE was to run up the debt with unpaid for wars, bankster faulty mortgages, then rake it in. Starting with destroying middle America.
        We've miraculously stopped them, but the world is a mess.
        Europe will eventually recover. The "bargaining chips will change." Like environmental chemical issues 20 years ago with new world bank regulations, America will have to change to function in the world economy. The bargaining chips, ever heard of "VETO?"
        { bit by bit, piece by piece, block by block } We (new gens, TY, TY, TY) Will Rebuild the World.
        P.S. I haven't posted in a while. Best Health Wishes to Madame Secretary Hillary.

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