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  •  The President's cave on this speech date (0+ / 0-)

    is so puzzling, the mind reels with speculation.

    I mean, why provoke this confrontation to begin with?  Maybe the White House really is surprised by the Speaker's response to the initially proffered date for the speech?  It's true, it's never happened in history.  And should've not happened this time, either.  The Rethugs are despicable in this instance.

    But if the WH provoked the showdown for political reasons, then why fold up like Dom Delouis's lawn chair at the first whiff of opposition?    I just don't understand the strategy at all...

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