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    doing so, even if they're convinced the Republicans will never accede to the attached conditions, it is horrible freaking messaging.

    You are absolutely right. Out in the hinterlands, the message received is that our Dem leaders are willing to cut SS benefits in exchange for a few more bucks from millionaires. Way to motivate the midterm election voters. [not]

    What depresses me is that so many of our fellow Kossacks, who should know better, are buying into the idea that Reid is executing a brilliant strategy here.

    I was wrong. I was certain Obama and Reid would grant major concessions to get the debt ceiling raised. My mistake was relying upon five years of empirical evidence of cave after cave. In this instance, it appears that blind faith was the smart bet.

    by WisePiper on Thu Oct 17, 2013 at 06:30:05 PM PDT

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