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  •  Obama did a nice job explaining how (5+ / 0-)
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    david78209, ferg, Laconic Lib, DSPS owl, eps62

    tax rates work. He did an even better job of setting the GOP up to take a maximum political hit for going over the fiscal cliff.

    However, I don't think this means the GOP will see the writing on the wall and give this one to Obama in order to live to fight another day. That would be the sensible thing to do.  The GOP's ability to analyze the electorate has fundamentally eroded over 8 years.  The far right live in safer districts and they have control of the party.  Those who live in competitive districts are too weak to revolt.  There is no debate within the party because they can't even agree on the same set of facts or data points and what those mean.  

    I am yet to hear one Republican say "we lost because our policies are not popular, and we didn't govern well in the last Congress or when we last had control of the White House."  That's why I think this will drag out for a long while.

    Alternative rock with something to say:

    by khyber900 on Sat Dec 01, 2012 at 07:35:37 AM PST

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