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  •  Don't start giving the GOP the edge (0+ / 0-)

    We just won a very decisive victory and I will be gd if all I hear is about how to compromise with the no compromise ever rethugs when we haven't even STARTED negotiations. Is that what Chicago does?

    American Television is a vast sea of stupid. -xxdr zombiexx

    by glitterscale on Thu Nov 08, 2012 at 10:07:38 AM PST

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    •  I'm not suggesting giving an edge to the GOP. (0+ / 0-)

      Let's face it. It's Congress that has to move and the House, by the Constitution, initiates revenue measures.

      I was suggesting how to approach "negotiations" - your word - as part of a strategy (admittedly, just one possibility) to keep tax cuts for the middle class. I think that's a goal far more important than curing overhyped deficit/debt problems by obliterating all tax cuts.

      Letting all of them expire and then glaring with daring at the House Republicans ain't much of a strategy. In that, the public will see what it is predisposed to see despite clear evidence to the contrary. Namely, Washington and Congress are deadlocked and it looks like both parties are at fault.

      Bottom line: as the most Progressive among us recognizes, we do have to move a ball forward in a two-party system.

      Got a better way? Bring it on!

      Obama and strong Democratic majorities in 2012!

      by TRPChicago on Thu Nov 08, 2012 at 01:15:27 PM PST

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