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  •  Yes, may our hope spring eternal. (0+ / 0-)

    2014 IS COMING. Build up the Senate. Win back the House : 17 seats. Plus!

    by TRPChicago on Thu Dec 27, 2012 at 02:01:10 PM PST

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    •  We're more likely to get our radiator springing (1+ / 0-)
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      a leak but I'll still hold out for the hope thing.

      What's wrong with America? I'll tell you. Everything Romney said was pre-chewed wads of cud from Republicans from the last 30 years and yet he managed thru a combination of racism and selling the (false) hope of riches to get 47% of the national vote.

      by ontheleftcoast on Thu Dec 27, 2012 at 02:01:59 PM PST

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      •  Boners's Self interest is more likely. (0+ / 0-)

        Once he realizes that his power lies in acting like the speaker of a bipartisan House, watch out!  He's currently learning the lesson that in order to have the power that comes with the job, you have to have EITHER a firm grip on your majority caucus, such that they will reliably vote for whatever you put up for a vote, OR you have to be willing to negotiate for enough votes from the Democratic side to go with the republican votes you can get.  Either way, he's not negotiating for votes.  And he has effectively neutered HIMSELF, both in the House, and in negotiations with Obama.  Obama is not going to negotiate with Boner, because Boner can't DELIVER on the promises he makes at the negotiating table.  Witness last weeks debacle.
        Boner's fundamental problem is the Republican attitude of "you're either with us, or against us" that precludes working with the other side.

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