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    Last night and this morning, there are so many OMGWTFBBQ diaries, showing both the positives and negatives of the "deal", that it made me realize something vital:

    Our version of "compromise" had become exactly the same as the Republican version of "compromise" -- we get everything we want, or we throw a major tantrum.

    That's why the fiscal cliff negotiations were called "negotiations".  Everyone praised Obama for finally starting his demands with everything we wanted, without remembering that he/we would still likely have to meet Boehner et al. somewhere in the middle.

    I don't pretend to understand what-all precisely has been agreed to.  But I suspect that the country will not spontaneously combust from it.  (Goodness knows I could be wrong.  There are a couple of diaries out there saying that we really got a good deal out of it, based on the reactions at Redstate and such, but then I remember that we usually consider the posters at Redstate to be hopeless rubes....)

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    Tom Smith Online
    I want a leader who shoots for the moon. The last time we had one, we got to the moon.

    by filkertom on Wed Jan 02, 2013 at 03:24:55 AM PST

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