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  •  the 2010 elections show that he is (0+ / 0-)

    not exactly an expert at advancing the democratic party's interests...long OR short term.

    I don't have confidence here.

    Hope he is just bluffing with this, or that boehner can't deliver the votes and dems in congress won't cooperate.

    •  The 2010 elections showed (0+ / 0-)

      the base needs to turn out in off-years...if they had we wouldn't have to deal with Bonehead...

      "Fascism is attracting the dregs of humanity- people with a slovenly biography - sadists, mental freaks, traitors." - ILYA EHRENBURG

      by durrati on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 04:57:09 PM PST

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      •  the base is not going to turn out in (2+ / 0-)

        midterms, that is a fact on the ground. Only old people do, so you can't give the repubs a talking point like "Obama cut your medicare"'s fatal.  You have to work with the electorate that turns out. That's what happened in 2010.

        If Obama cuts this deal, the commercials the repubs run in 2014 will all be "Obama cut your social security!!" and they will win 30 seats at least.

        Face it, Obama doesn't know what he is doing when it comes to setting us up for the midterm electorate.  He negotiates with himself and puts cuts on that table for the repubs, so that they can say "the democrats" made the cuts.

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