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  •  Obama stepped in it with that statement (3+ / 0-)
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    I will not have another debate with this Congress over whether or not they should pay the bills that they've already racked up
    He failed to realize there is no budget in place.  There can be no spending - i.e. no "bills racked up" - for the rest of the year without a Continuing Resolution (as coffeetalk mentioned above).

    The GOP can simply tell him "Ok.  We won't pass the CR until you deal with the spending cuts."

    The only question is: Does the GOP have the cajones to shut everything down?  That is what will happen without a CR.  But Obama's line-in-the-sand has basically told the GOP that is their only option.

    He's not very good at these negotiations.  His bluster gets him into water way over his head.

    •  Was "GOP cojones" question rhetorical? (3+ / 0-)

      They shut govt down mid-90's (in part b/c Newt didn't like seating arrangements on AF I).  They were visibly saner (or, at least, visibly less crazy) then.    Asking whether GOP is willing to shut down a govt they despise is like asking whether Boehner has a tannning bed.

      Some men see things as they are and ask why. I dream of things that never were and ask why not?

      by RFK Lives on Wed Jan 02, 2013 at 11:00:43 AM PST

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