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  •  an interesting point was made on UP this morning (1+ / 0-)
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    One of the guests (I feel awful for forgetting which one) said that because of republican intransigence and unwillingness to even consider compromise, Dems have (when they have been able to do anything at all) been able to get away with more liberal policy than they would have if republicans were bargaining in good faith.

    The example used was Obamacare, since it was clear that republicans had no intention of bargaining at all, we got a bill that only had to be conservative enough to get votes from conservative dems. If republicans had come to the table in a meaningful way, it would have been a much worse compromise.

    so. thanks for that, ya stubborn teaparty goats.

    "There is one rule for the industrialist and that is: Make the best quality of goods possible at the lowest cost possible, paying the highest wages possible." -Henry Ford

    by sixeight120bpm on Sun Dec 30, 2012 at 02:41:51 PM PST

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