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  •  taking chess to dimensions 12, 13, 14? (2+ / 0-)
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    democrattotheend, SoCalSal

    I am dismayed when I see Obama negotiating with the GOP on matters where he already has the upper hand.

    Yet, it is worth recalling that the upper hand was created by negotiations he conducted in the past.  Did anyone really think a super committee of congress would succeed?  And the residuum of that failure is the potential for cuts in defense spending the GOP wants to negotiate away, and death of the Bush tax cuts, which the GOP will cooperate in ameliorating.

    So I am nervous, but not unduly

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