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    We're 2 years away from the next election--and these Rs are crazy tea baggers-- the debt ceiling is the only way for them to starve the "beast."  BTW--dow jones spiked up around 12:30--guess that means something is about to be announced.

    Apres Bush, le deluge.

    by melvynny on Mon Dec 31, 2012 at 10:26:00 AM PST

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    •  I agree and yet ... (1+ / 0-)
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      The house tea-baggers are a minority even within their party.

      Wall Street just needs to buy 30 R votes in the house to sign up for a Discharge Petition from Pelosi. And none of these need to be tea-baggers ... just country club republicans from northeastern states.

      I think our side massively over-rates the power of wall St when it is arrayed against us, and massively under-rates it when it is allied with us.

      •  hope (2+ / 0-)
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        NonnyO, Bronxist

        Hope you're right--about 15 years ago, I talked to once moderate Ben Gilman--my NY congressman.  I asked why he was following Newt's insane contract--his answer was--it was the only way he could keep his committee chair.  That is insane--but probably very common--give up ideals so that you can seem to have power.

        Apres Bush, le deluge.

        by melvynny on Mon Dec 31, 2012 at 10:43:17 AM PST

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