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    on the whole I'm personally okay with being called clueless by someone that apparently doesn't understand that we largely just won this and even better made the GOP look utterly horrible

    •  We won this? (9+ / 0-)

      Are you referring to the majority of the citizens of the United States of America? The ones who just rejected the Romney/Ryan plan? Or are you just referring to the rah rah team of Democratic politicians and their die-hard supporters? The corporatists won. The wealthy won. The GOP got most of their tax cut and still have the debt ceiling to use for leverage when the sequester is revisited.

      Sure, the GOP looks bad - at least in the eyes of people who aren't looking to overthrow the New Deal. In the eyes of their crazed Teahadist constituents they aren't obstructionists, they are heroes who fought the good fight against the moochers. That doesn't mean the the results are particularly good for the rest of us - especially when viewed in a larger context. The whole "fiscal cliff" concept was bogus - contrived by both parties to enable them to cut programs that help average people. On the basis of the tax policy set in this "wonderful" deal, we are looking at austerity-level spending on social programs for the next decade.

      Those who claim that taxes can be raised in the future are dreaming. The GOP has gerrymandered themselves the House until at least the next census. By the time we are able to get an increase in tax rates, millions will have already suffered. Wow, what a victory!

      Free: The Authoritarians - all about those who follow strong leaders.

      by kbman on Wed Jan 02, 2013 at 11:11:16 AM PST

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