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  •  My worry: Obama is about to sell us down the river (7+ / 0-)

    He is upbeat, because he is going to offer to cut something they want cut badly.

    He'll tell them, "Give me a deal and I'll gut x."

    Afterwards he'll tell us, "Let's not make perfect the enemy of the good."

    •  This..... (1+ / 0-)
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      zinger99
      He is upbeat, because he is going to offer to cut something they want cut badly.

      He'll tell them, "Give me a deal and I'll gut x."

      Afterwards he'll tell us, "Let's not make perfect the enemy of the good."

      .....you can bet your bottom dollar on it

      This space for rent -- Cheap!

      by jds1978 on Fri Mar 01, 2013 at 08:01:35 AM PST

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    •  every Obama offer that angers liberals here (2+ / 0-)
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      sethtriggs, Minnesota Deb

      turns out to be a feint or, on balance, a modest common-sense reform.  Cold comfort for you, I'm sure.

      But keep in mind that Boehner and Mcconnell don't want to bargain because their starting position is awful and they are completely outclassed by the President.  

      The only way for them to win is not to play.

      Unfortunately for them, the sequester is designed so that not playing is also a loss.  Right now they're thinking "at least Obama isn't winning" but look at the polls; Obama is winning.

      Every time Republicans in Congress manufacture a budget crisis, they end up on their backs like Charlie Brown kicking the football.

      And the debt-ceiling is coming up.

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