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View Diary: Obama Twists The Knife: The 'Know-Nothing-Party' Squirms in Pain (175 comments)

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  •  we already know that the Republicans (1+ / 0-)
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    PhilJD

    will cave in the face of a crisis that they will be blamed for.  The President doesn't have to deal on the debt ceiling, because it has nothing to do with him.  They can pay the bills they passed, or send the US into default. Their Wall Street handlers won't allow that to happen, so the President just has to sit back and let them deal with it.

    •  This setup gives Repubs a good *excuse* to cave. (1+ / 0-)
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      Ray Pensador

      The repubs are being forced into signing another compromise on the sequestor where they will their constituents that they 'had' to do it.  

      Obama is getting what he wants while allowing repubs the best opportunity to save face (as possible).

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