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  •  It'll happen. (2+ / 0-)
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    The idea that the Democrats would not raise the debt limit after all this Republican hostage taking?  I don't think so.

    This is the deal that's getting done.

    You just killed my fairy godmother! - Sookie Stackhouse

    by fou on Sun Jul 31, 2011 at 05:51:46 PM PDT

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    •  FYI, (1+ / 0-)
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      I updated the diary with the most current info on what's in the deal that I could find.

    •  This, of course, encourages Republicans to (1+ / 0-)
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      do more hostage taking.  We may get a majority in the house, but McConnell has the count that can stop any progressive legislation with a filibuster.

      Watch more government unable to do anything, getting people pissed off with it, more republican votes & a downward spiral until it's too f***king late to do anything about it.

      HylasBrook @62 - fiesty, fiery, and fierce

      by HylasBrook on Sun Jul 31, 2011 at 08:18:05 PM PDT

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      •  Yeah, Republicans are bastards. (1+ / 0-)
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        But people are going to tire of this constant obstruction.  They can't play the "no" card forever.  It won't wash.

        Also, I heard they're livid over at RedState tonight.  I don't like this deal because I don't believe we should be cutting deficits in this economy, but damn I love when Republicans are divided. :)

        You just killed my fairy godmother! - Sookie Stackhouse

        by fou on Sun Jul 31, 2011 at 10:54:58 PM PDT

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        •  Big question -- are the low information voters (1+ / 0-)
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          going to realize the Republicans created this?

          Will informed independents remember what happened here 15 months later?

          Somehow, Republicans get what they want even if they are divided.

          On the other hand, if the TP rejects the vote & the President HAS to invoke the 14th admendment, it will be clear who the bad guys are.

          I'm not counting on it.  Democrats are the responsible party, doing every thing to make the government work.  But that means to the TP'ers can keep holding us captive.

          HylasBrook @62 - fiesty, fiery, and fierce

          by HylasBrook on Mon Aug 01, 2011 at 07:50:54 AM PDT

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