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  •  Turn that around (2+ / 0-)
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    Deep Texan, JamieG from Md

    Republicans have to negotiate over their sequestration cuts because they and their defense contractor lobby simply can't tolerate them. The cuts on are side are, comparatively, bearable.

    So we have the wind at our backs there.

    With respect to the debt ceiling, Obama will use public opinion against Republicans again as he did on the fiscal cliff. He'll go out on the road and ask Americans if they really would like to see the U.S. default on our debt because Republicans insist on cutting popular programs like Social Security and Medicare.

    •  Going on the road will help public opinion (0+ / 0-)

      ...but it doesn't provide for a strategy for avoiding negotiating over the debt ceiling increase at some point. The GOP doesn't roll over in the face of bad press like that.

      "We must all hang together, or most assuredly we shall all hang separately." - Benjamin Franklin

      by CaptUnderpants on Wed Jan 02, 2013 at 11:47:47 AM PST

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