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  •  Biden is giving up the farm for nothing! (3+ / 0-)
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    He's a worse negotiator than Pres Obama.  McConnell found his rube it seems.  

    "Gee Joe, I'm in the Senate, you were in the Senate - remember how it used to be?  Well in the spirit of comity here's what I want - How about it ol' pal?"  

    "You got it buddy ol' pal!  Who said negotiating with Republicans was hard? Just needed a couple of ol'buddies to do it"

    The NRA is the Gun Manufacturer Lobby. Nothing more. Their pontification about the second amendment is nothing more than their ad jingle. They're the domestic version of the Military Industrial Complex.

    by Jacoby Jonze on Mon Dec 31, 2012 at 07:51:14 AM PST

    •  Yglesias (1+ / 0-)
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      http://www.slate.com/...

      The idea that Republicans are giving nothing is ridiculous.

      "What do you mean "conspiracy"? Does that mean it's someone's imaginings and that the actual polls hovered right around the result?" - petral

      by conspiracy on Mon Dec 31, 2012 at 07:57:05 AM PST

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      •  Obama and Senate Dems accepting GOP policy (4+ / 0-)
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        that more taxes = lost jobs.  

        By not raising taxes/revenues there will not be enough money to pay for social programs meaning the deficit/debt will keep increasing and eventually a Republican President (or Obama) will decide "welp, we gotta axe major spending because we can't afford it" rather than raising necessary revenues.  This $250,ooo tax threshold is nickle and dime-ing the major issue anyways.  It's kabuki to say "now rich are shouldering some of the burden" when they plan is to savage spending on social programs.  

        Obama is a Conservadem in the mold of Warner, McCaskill, Landrieu, Bennet etc.  

        Dems have the WH and Senate - why do we have to bend and negotiate away so much?  Call the GOP House on their shit, if it's not a bluff than so be it.  If you keep giving into their hostage taking they'll keep asking for more and more.  

        The NRA is the Gun Manufacturer Lobby. Nothing more. Their pontification about the second amendment is nothing more than their ad jingle. They're the domestic version of the Military Industrial Complex.

        by Jacoby Jonze on Mon Dec 31, 2012 at 08:08:24 AM PST

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      •  thanks for posting (0+ / 0-)

        hope the flame throwers posting earlier that O "CAVED AGAIN" based on Chait's article will see the light.....nah, why would they?

        mittens=edsel. no matter how much money is spent to promote it, if the product sucks, no one will buy it.

        by wewantthetruth on Mon Dec 31, 2012 at 10:12:35 AM PST

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