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  •  I'm not saying the Dems will smarten up... (1+ / 0-)
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    But just pushing back against the idea that they gave up their best leverage.   The President and Dems have all the leverage IF they choose to use it.  

    The way the President is claiming no negotiations over the debt ceiling, I have a sneaking feeling that he will get a clean vote over it to send a message to the markets and the world that "America pays it's debts" and that the GOP will be "allowed" a negotiated "win" by getting something over the sequester cuts deadline that was pushed back two months.  

    President Obama would have been a Republican in the 1980's.

    by Jacoby Jonze on Wed Jan 02, 2013 at 06:21:54 AM PST

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    •  by the time this comes to happen (0+ / 0-)

      public support for not cutting earned benefits will be over 70% with a little over 18 months until the midterms.

      the president, the white house and dems need to go all out  to push the end to corporate welfare and trim defense to come up with spending can be done if they get public on board, IMHO.

      in the interim, we can keep the pressure on by contacting them often with our concerns and work to make sure others do the same thing.

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

      by wewantthetruth on Wed Jan 02, 2013 at 07:31:44 AM PST

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