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  •  Obama's response should be something like... (0+ / 0-)
    "Okay, you had your chance.  I sent you a proposal that people in my own party agree is just one giant concession to you.  It included spending cuts to programs that you don't like, it included tax cuts that you wanted to keep, and it did so in a way that would allow you to save face.  You rejected it.

    You won't get another one.

    More than half the people in the United States voted for me.  The senate is run by the Democrats.  We even gained seats in the House; the fact that you remain in control of the chamber can be credited solely to your party's successes at gerrymandering.  We won, yet you continue to pretend that we didn't.

    I will not sign off on any offer you make that doesn't include an expiration of the tax cuts for people making over $250,000.  I will not sign off on any plan that cuts the social safety net those Americans who were hit hardest by Bush's recession need.  The American people have spoken, and the executive branch of government is listening.  I suggest you start listening too."

    "O mulier, magna est fides tua. Fiat tibi sicut vis."

    by rujoking on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 12:07:42 PM PST

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