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  •  POTUS looked like the grownup in the room (8+ / 0-)

    I hated the chained CPI offer.  I am glad it died a stillborn.  That said, the result is that the POTUS holds the moral high ground in this whole mess.  He can say with a straight face that the R's were completely unwilling to accept any compromise; even when it was unreasonably tilted in their favor.  Frankly, it is good to know and have on record.  He can now make that case with vivid detail and evidence.  Hopefully, that is the beginning of the end of grand imbalanced "bargains" of capitulation.  It was difficult to watch in real time.  But it is strangely reassuring to know these nuts aren't preening for leverage; they are truly unglued and unwilling to govern.  They are thugs.  You cannot negotiate with thugs.  You punch them in the nose and cast them out of the village.

    They will lose this one.  Hopefully, this is the end of the beginning for the f-ing Goldwater/Nixon/Reagan era.  

    Mmmmm. Sprinkles. - H.J. Simpson.

    by ten canvassers on Sat Dec 29, 2012 at 07:15:30 AM PST

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