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  •  Um, no (1+ / 0-)
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    I thought Obama should demand at least FOUR years of no debt ceiling fights.  Did he really think those additional 2 years would make or break the deal?  And if they did, it wouldn't look good for the House teabaggers at all.

    Political compass: -8.75 / -4.72

    by Mark Mywurtz on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 05:11:00 PM PST

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    •  Well, I'm not sure I disagree with you there, but (0+ / 0-)

      then again, it all depended on the dynamics of the negotiations, which we are not privy to. It seem to me that Republicans were not willing to give up any movement on the debt ceiling, which they considered their only leverage. They have turned down the deal, which may suggest I might be right.....

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