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  •  The Doomsday Scenario will not save the GOP. (8+ / 0-)

    They will still have to deal with the Sequester next year and Obama can extract pretty much anything he wants in exchange for foregoing the scheduled defense cuts.  He can veto any kick the can down the road solution to the sequester the GOP comes up with.  Defense contractors will be screaming at them to surrender.

    Boehner is in a tough spot of his own making.  It is fun watching them squirm.

    Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a Republican. But I repeat myself. Harry Truman

    by ratcityreprobate on Tue Dec 04, 2012 at 05:04:55 AM PST

    •  Grover Norquist as Dr Strangelove. (2+ / 0-)
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    •  It won't save them in 2014. All Democrats (1+ / 0-)
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      will have to do is say that this Republican congressman voted "present" instead of voting for middle class tax cuts in order to protect millionaires and billionaires.

      President Obama, January 9, 2012: "Change is hard, but it is possible. I've Seen it. I've Lived it."

      by Drdemocrat on Tue Dec 04, 2012 at 05:40:27 AM PST

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      •  Or just say they (0+ / 0-)

        "FAILED to vote FOR" the middle class tax cuts. Easier to understand for most.

        "I'm totally pro-choice in the matter of abortion. But of course I'm also so radically pro-life that I think every person from birth onward must have full and affordable access to healthcare." - Gail Collins

        by gritsngumbo on Tue Dec 04, 2012 at 07:43:56 AM PST

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    •  Especially this idea: (0+ / 0-)
      Under one variation of this Doomsday Plan, House Republicans would allow a vote on extending only the middle class tax cuts and Republicans, to express disapproval at the failure to extend all tax cuts, would vote “present” on the bill, allowing it to pass entirely on Democratic votes.
      How is this a net win for the Republicans?

      We don't want our country back, we want our country FORWARD. --Eclectablog

      by Samer on Tue Dec 04, 2012 at 07:48:53 AM PST

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