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  •  Two sides to this: love of negotiations and... (5+ / 0-)

    a desperate need to continue band-aiding over the gushing wounds to our economic and political system.

    The President just doesn't want this whole system to go nuclear on his watch. He has to know that the foundations of our economic system are crumbling. He has to know that the political past in which Washington came together around negotiated policies is gone. But he seems to believe that if he continues giving the malefactors - banks and republicans alike - what they want, the country can ride out another few years without the collapse becoming too obvious.

    "The Democratic Party is not our friend: it is the only party we can negotiate with."

    by 2020adam on Wed Mar 06, 2013 at 10:25:40 AM PST

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