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  •  That's what a good pol does, in a lot of cases. (1+ / 0-)
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    take credit for sunny days, when and where they happen, but not for clouds or rain?
    Why would Boehner be any different? He knows the economy is coming back, if slowly, over the next 4 years, so he wants to grab some credit for it and use political leverage against the Dems at the same time.
    Btw, how exactly has the Republicans' position been weakened? Give or take a few Senate seats, they are in the exact same position as they were on Monday, except the next election (and therefore any political price to be paid) is much farther away . . .

    "Lone catch of the moon, the roots of the sigh of an idea there will be the outcome may be why?"--from a spam diary entitled "The Vast World."

    by bryduck on Thu Nov 08, 2012 at 09:22:07 AM PST

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    •  We just had a national referendum on their ideas (1+ / 0-)
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      and they got HAMMERED. They are in a worse position because they lost the election, plain and simple. Yes, they can still say the American people want this or that, but in light of a 25-8 STOMPING in the Senate races, and a landslide loss in the Electoral College, and losing seats in the House, it rings a little hollow for them to say they know what the American people want.

      •  You think that was a hammering? (0+ / 0-)

        They didn't lose as many House seats as was expected, they came closer to winning the Presidency than they did in 2008, and while they didn't come close in the Senate, that could be easily erased in 2014.

        "Lone catch of the moon, the roots of the sigh of an idea there will be the outcome may be why?"--from a spam diary entitled "The Vast World."

        by bryduck on Thu Nov 08, 2012 at 12:48:22 PM PST

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    •  Dems have 2 more senate seats (0+ / 0-)

      And the seats they have are more progressive, meaning Reid will have to be more progressive and tougher with Repubs. This also happened in a cycle where Dems defended many more seats than Repubs. The momentum is absolutely with Dems heading towards 2014 and if Repubs don't get that, they're nuts. They're in a much weaker position now even if the topline numbers don't show it.

      The country roundly rejected their extremism. Do they REALLY want to double down on it? Go ahead, make our day!

      "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

      by kovie on Thu Nov 08, 2012 at 10:29:47 AM PST

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      •  2014 in the Senate looks (0+ / 0-)

        worse than 2012 did; we could easily lose it. What does momentum look like then?

        "Lone catch of the moon, the roots of the sigh of an idea there will be the outcome may be why?"--from a spam diary entitled "The Vast World."

        by bryduck on Thu Nov 08, 2012 at 12:49:19 PM PST

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