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  •  Exactly. Why would any good negotiator (3+ / 0-)
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    corvo, Subterranean, COBALT1928

    agree to anything Obama says at this point?

    I've actually been saying that since 2009. That his "negotiation" is basically an approach that invites the other so-called opposing parties at the table to wait him  out.

    That's the truth of both him and the Democratic Party in general. The "negotiation' is in fact theatre rather than a real negotiation. In real negotiation, no one would take Obama or the Democrats seriously knowing their history as far as any offers made by Obama or the Democrats.

    The only possible way to reset this by the way is to simply say no, and mean it. Not negotiate and let the deal fall over the cliff. And to consistently do that. That plus come up with something to the left (which not even hsi first offer was) both in public, but more importantly, in private so that the other side knows you mean it

    Did anyone believe his first offer was  real one? It wasn;t even on the left, but did anyone believe he meant it?

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