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  •  He's not failing. (0+ / 0-)

    He's putting them right on the spot he needs them to be, fully responsible for whatever bullshit goes down.

    The platinum coin thing would make a joke out of our financial credibility, and provoke a constitutional crisis that would do all the work of undermining our full faith and credit that the moron Republicans are trying to do right now.

    The Fourteenth Amendment thing?  Same thing, you'd have Congress arguing they didn't authorize further debt, while the White House Claimed otherwise.

    What you don't seem to get about Obama's position is that it's all about twisting those dumb motherfucker's arms behind their back, forcing them to agree in front of God and everybody else to give us a clean debt ceiling increase, to take that dumb motherfucker of an economy threatening idea off the table once and for all.  It's a position designed to make those sick fucks eat crow.

    Obama gets them to do it, and its another blow to the political credibility of the Republicans, another victory for us, and it'll let the oxygen back in the room for everybody else.  No more extortion, no more idiocy.

    Simple question: In the years since Republicans successfully urged the disempowering of workers and unions in the Midwest, what has happened to those states economies?

    by Stephen Daugherty on Mon Jan 14, 2013 at 12:47:19 PM PST

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    •  He could do everything you just said without (0+ / 0-)

      saying a word about his intentions of the 14th or the coin.  That's all I'm saying.  I honestly don't give a flying fuck whether he utilizes the 14th or the coin.  My point is it's piss poor negotiating to talk about it.  It's like being asked by a used car salesman "What's your budget?".  You don't answer that question.  Ever.

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