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  •  When he says "entitlement reform" (0+ / 0-)

    Obama needs to say "fuck you".  

    The Republicans have had a two step plan for a long time.  It is why they run up deficits, why under Bush deficits didn't matter.  Step one, wreck the government with tax cuts, military spending, and deregulation.  Step two, fix wrecked government by eliminating the parts that are useful to 98% of the population, undoing the progressive legacy.

    They have achieved step one, or at least the illusion/ conventional wisdom that step one is in place.  Government revenue is too small for government demands.  We can call this step "Shrink It Down To Size".  

    Step 2 is "Drown It In The Bathtub."

    If BHO compromises with the Republicans on their terms he will complete their thirty year project.  

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