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  •  Boehner will take the deal... (0+ / 0-)

    My guess is the Speaker's latest "it's not enough" tough talk is merely preening before the cameras for the benefit of his base and maintaining his power as speaker.  Only a complete fool would see any benefit to negotiating on the other side of the cliff, after automatically losing whatever leverage he has.

    I'd rather see the President take a tougher stand, i.e., he's already given-up more than he needs to (or should), but he's coming across to the electorate as exceedingly reasonable, and Boehner knows it.

    It's beyond time for Obama to leave his (our) wallet in his other pants during any further negotiations with the Republicans.

    •  Yes he'll take the deal (1+ / 0-)
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      and Obama will pretend that this is the best deal he could get.  See Boehner rejected it and I held fast to my Obama Middle Class Social Security Benefits Cuts bill and eventually Boehner gave in!!  

      And Republicans will ever so kindly agree to name this bill the Obama Middle Class Social Security Benefit Cuts bill and help advertise the features of this bill far and wide in 2014.  

      Hey, it's a win, win.  

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