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  •  See, that's just it...I don't believe they did... (1+ / 0-)
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    joanneleon

    House leaders knew taxes on the wealthy were going up...and that their base was going to scream about it. So instead of allowing Obama's "grand bargain" to take shape, they gave him a tiny "victory" on taxes knowing that the one thing that could mitigate their "loss" - Big 3 cuts - could be negotiated separately.

    God, I feel sick to my stomach saying this, but the GOP played this one beautifully. Cheerleaders run around this site high-fiving each other as though we brought teabaggers to their knees...when, in fact, all we did was tell them we'll be bringing NO leverage to the second round of this fight. Seriously, what do they have to lose by allowing debt default, wholesale spending cuts, and "reforms"/cuts to the Big 3? When Obama signs them, HE'LL OWN THEM...whereas the GOP would have owned them in a comprehensive deal because we could tell the country they traded tax cuts for the wealthy for cuts to programs the public loves and needs.

    It's madness...I can't believe our side is this inept, but we're seeing it with our own eyes.

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