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  •  hoo boy. The 4 year sale on rose colored glasses (3+ / 0-)

    must be on again.

    •  time to invest in them = popcorn & ant acids (0+ / 0-)
    •  not to worry (0+ / 0-)

      coal-colored glasses futures are up, too!

      Please don't dominate the rap, Jack, if you got nothin' new to say - Grateful Dead

      by Cedwyn on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 09:45:31 AM PST

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      •  But the President did everything citizenk (1+ / 0-)
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        said not to do when he spoke today.

        He drew a line in the sand.

        He explained clearly what happens if the House Republicans do not act.

        He did all it publicly.  

        He pressed the opposition - no he basically cornered the opposition - again publicly - on the middle class tax cuts - and he probably gave himself the best hand he's ever had in playing out negotiations with the intransigent Republican opposition.

        He finally used incrementalism in its most effective political iteration by insisting Bohner take up a vote to extend the middle class cuts as a separate issue.

        Obama told Bohner to release the hostages first and then we'll talk.

        It was brilliant, really and not at all what citizenk described above.

        •  i didn't give a recipe (0+ / 0-)

          but here the President is playing the strong hand he got from his past negotiation (denounced as a cave on DKOS) and from the election.

          My main point is that simplistic lessons from buying a car or something don't apply.

          favorite band: twisted gloating

          by citizen k on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 11:07:41 AM PST

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          •  Your points have application in a corporate (1+ / 0-)
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            environment where there is no public to enlist in a cause.  Where secrecy is actually to some degree possible - and where no one but the people/companies involved generally give a damn about the outcome.

            Obama deftly threaded the needle today and put the GOP on the defensive for the first time really ever.

            He defined the terms of the debate instead of going along to get a long with the Speaker's terms.

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