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  •  I have a little cognitive dissonance (4+ / 0-)

    with all of this. First off, I don't doubt the hand of the Kochs in this at all and they are crazy nutters themselves to some extent if they follow their dad's inclination. And I don't doubt that each repub on the hill is undergoing some interesting internal machinations just trying to keep their heads from exploding.

    But all the talk says that Ryan is working on the same pattern that Obama has talked about over and over -  the "Grand Bargain" that gives ME cold chills. But the ACTION in the tbagger rethug section of the house (other than Ryan) doesn't seem to be loosening up at all on their insistence of SOME giveaway by the dems and preferably Obama resigning or Obamacare being hit in some fashion. But that wasn't the deal. The deal as laid out by Obama was another 6 weeks of hostage anticipation and some negotiation going on during that 6 weeks. (Which I also find repugnant - why oh why give them another hostage taking situation?)

    And if they open it up for all of these changes, why not put in a good deal of changes that WE want - like 15.00 minimum wage - like single payer option - like lifting the cap on SS contributions. Used to be these intransigent tbaggers were just like we are now. Given lip service but nothing else. If the dems want 2014 to go in their favor they desperately need to give US something. True, the repubs might not vote for it, but who the frick knows since the ONLY thing that has come up for a vote is "repeal Obamacare" 40 something times.

    It seems that all my life we have been bombing someone, teaching them a lesson. Every day I understand more deeply how violent we are. Violent to others and violent to ourselves. - Robert Olmstead

    by glitterscale on Sat Oct 12, 2013 at 07:27:39 PM PDT

    •  I know. The Grand Bargain is so 2010 (5+ / 0-)

      TPTB don't understand that we've moved on and we've had close to 4 years to read and talk and educate ourselves about what a crock Austerity and a spending contraction is in a recession.

      We also know that the whole economic underpinning and justification for Austerity and entitlement reform turned out to be a crock of shit Excel spreadsheet.

      We also are fully aware of the TRILLIONS of dollars that have been quietly trucked to Wall Street and the banks by the Fed and Bernanke and the whole "recapitalization" scam.

      We also have had time to study and reject chained CPI for the CUT to benefits that it is.

      The Grand Bargain is in the remainder room. It's sell by date has passed. No one's interested.

      “Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough.” FDR

      by Phoebe Loosinhouse on Sat Oct 12, 2013 at 07:38:41 PM PDT

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