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View Diary: S&P downgrade: John Boehner got 98% of what he wanted (293 comments)

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  •  This HAS to be the end of "hostage" taking (2+ / 0-)
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    Clipper, drmah

    and negotiations. The D's MUST hammer this home like a drumbeat. If anyone dares to do this again, the economy could crumble ... well, even more. It must be discredited!

    •  The Rs wanted the economy to crumble (2+ / 0-)
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      hulibow, drmah

      As long as Obama got the blame.  But by repeatedly publicly stating his willingness to compromise, and by taking it to the American people, who flooded Congress with emails and calls and faxes, Obama maneuvered so that the Rs would take the blame for a default, so they had to come to the table.  The man is fucking brilliant.  Oops, sorry, forgot, can't say that on DK.

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