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  •  Exactly. The Orange One has next to no sway (0+ / 0-)

    over the parade of GOPer freaks in the House. There's no chance in hell that Boehner makes a deal with Obama that he can sell to his teabagger caucus.

    There's little reason to trust the Administration on these negotiations, but I do begin to sense that they know we're going over the curb no matter what happens, so they're cooling their jets until the faux crisis forces GOPers to figure it out.

    Obama met with Boehner because that's the visual the Administration wants. But I'm pretty sure they realize that not doing anything right now puts themselves and the country in a better bargaining position.

    •  I fear Boehner is smarter than that (1+ / 0-)
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      I would bet the plan is to get any deal passed in the House with all of the Democrats and minimal Republicans voting for it.  Then the Democrats own it.

      •  So Democrats would own "saving the country"? (1+ / 0-)
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        I mean, "saving the country" is how the media is portraying the problem ... The last thing the GOP mandarins wants is for Democrats to own that.

        However, the teabaggers in the House don't give a shit, so they'll kill any plan just to watch it die. I don't know how Boehner makes lemonade from that ...


        •  The Village will see "saving the country" (2+ / 0-)
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          JackND, PorridgeGun

          Everybody else will see SS and Medicare cuts.  Voted for by the Dems.

          •  What Democrats do... (1+ / 0-)
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            Mr Robert

            in this battle and the debt ceiling that follows will determine if I open my checkbook in 2014 or not.

            I voted for Obama in 2012 but didn't donate a cent to him because he extended the Bush tax cuts...if they screw up  here they'll have my vote in 2014 but nothing more.

            "It's almost as if we're watching Mitt Romney on Safari in his own country." -- Jonathan Capeheart

            by JackND on Mon Dec 10, 2012 at 10:32:42 AM PST

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