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  •  Why doesn't Obama have someone else negotiating? (10+ / 0-)

    He has many strengths, but negotiation is not one of them. Obama operates in good faith even when the other side has bad their bad faith manifest.

    Also, why isn't Harry Reid even at the table here? There should be three parties at the table: President, Senate, House, with Senate pushing far left and President trying to play the middle. As it stands, it's a negotiation between center Obama and far right House which guarantees a medium-right deal. That's not what the American people voted for.

    •  For that matter, why isn't Pelosi screaming bloody (2+ / 0-)
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      mightymouse, venger

      murder at this point?

      Instead, we get "Chained CPI isn't really a cut".

      Tell us the damn truth. I agree. Make the GOP completely own it.

      I can only hope that we go past Jan. 1 or 3 or whenever it is we can forget this f'in cliff language nonsense.  Please, GOP, be as obstinate as I know you can be.

      •  Republicans will never own it (3+ / 0-)
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        PorridgeGun, mightymouse, venger

        If Obama signs a bill to cut Social Security.  He may get by with it if Americans accept it but Republicans will never own it because it will be Obama's bill.  The buck stops in the Oval Office whoever occupies it.  It will always be the Democratic Party that cut Social Security benefits.  That will be a matter of fact.

    •  bingo! thank you Luhks. (0+ / 0-)

      America...where we fight over who can be allowed to have a marriage license but don't give a shit about who can have an assault rifle.

      by dear occupant on Thu Dec 20, 2012 at 12:06:52 AM PST

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