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    is all this negotiating with just the leadership.

    Not only is the rest of congress left out of the discussion, but so is the public. And the president as well as the 'leadership' seem to get into a mindset that they know best what's good for the country.

    The GOP has used this small circle negotiating tactic to push Obama into corners, like with raising the debt limit, and changing the upper class tax threshold from $250K to $400, even the sequester.

    When he's in these small group discussions, pressured by time and heavy handed negotiators, he forgets some who got him there, and buys into the phony equivalence of 'balanced'.

    While all of us here at Kos see this, the public sees it as just more typical GOP bullying and 'what can you do?' and for some it's cause for celebration.

    That staffers are witholding and spinning critical information that is vital to reasoned representation by their elected representatives, that's bad public service, one could say a kind of malpractice, except these people hold no professional license.

    Ultimately no-one is served in this, except the extremists. If the elected officials want this kind of negligence (or politicization) of their staffs to be fixed, they need to know it's happening, and there needs to be some way of bringing this into the open.

    "...the Constitution of the U.S. is an entitlement for everybody." - Jim Clyburn

    by Beastly Fool on Thu Mar 07, 2013 at 10:36:55 AM PST

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