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  •  That appears to be exactly what he is doing (6+ / 0-)

    in regard to taxes. He has stated that he will veto any bill that extends the tax cuts for the rich. The politics of this are just awful from the House Republican point of view. They are between the proverbial rock and hard place.

    They will probably end up letting everyone's taxes go up, which will be political suicide, but Boehner can't control the tea party contingent. Hell, he can't even take a stand against them without jeopardizing his Speakership.

    Obama is holding all the good cards.

    Here's my take on it - the revolution will not be blogged, it has to be slogged. - Deoliver47

    by OIL GUY on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 10:01:29 AM PST

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    •  This is why I see no action on this until the new (0+ / 0-)

      Congress is in session. Being an establishment Republican, I suspect Boehner will be more apt to compromise and allow the House to vote on issues which get support from both parties, rather than continue the "majority of the majority" hardline partisanship ushered in by Gingrich in 1994.

      Free: The Authoritarians - all about those who follow strong leaders.

      by kbman on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 10:30:48 AM PST

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