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  •  Precisely, and well said. (6+ / 0-)

    Oddly, this "cliff" deal seems to have razed the political cover for both parties to the ground. It reminds me of the call for filibuster reform, as one of the desired results is to marry officials to their political shenanigans.

    I don't think anyone in the oncoming fight is going to be able to hide, and by "anyone", I mean officeholders. Their financial backers, of course, will be all-but-invisible once again.

    The problem with going with your gut as opposed to your head is that the former is so often full of shit. - Randy Chestnut

    by lotusmaglite on Thu Jan 03, 2013 at 05:37:49 PM PST

    •  That's Why It's Held 2 Years Before Any of Them (4+ / 0-)

      face voters.

      We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

      by Gooserock on Thu Jan 03, 2013 at 05:55:59 PM PST

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      •  Yes, that "coincidence" of timing (2+ / 0-)
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        ...wasn't lost on me. It sounds like this is a good opportunity for us to send a message that there's such a thing as substantial immediate pushback. In late 2002-early 2003, when hundreds of thousands of people were in the streets before there were boots on the ground in Iraq, it limited Bush's options (not that he cared).

        If we could present anything remotely like that kind of pressure, we could send a strong message. OWS may have fallen apart, but it did have a positive effect.

        The problem with going with your gut as opposed to your head is that the former is so often full of shit. - Randy Chestnut

        by lotusmaglite on Thu Jan 03, 2013 at 06:20:22 PM PST

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    •  by the time of the vote (1+ / 0-)
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      it's less than two years to midterms.....fight hasn't really started yet.

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

      by wewantthetruth on Thu Jan 03, 2013 at 06:07:48 PM PST

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