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  •  "We should be talking about (4+ / 0-)

    making congress do its job"...

    We have been talking and talking and talking and talking talking and talking and talking and talking talking and talking and talking and talking talking and talking and talking and talking talking and talking and talking and talking...

    Oh, and caving and caving and caving and caving and caving and caving and caving and caving and caving and caving and caving and caving and caving and caving and caving and caving and caving and caving and caving and caving...



    Perpetual crisis means never having to say you're sorry.

    by chuckvw on Sat Jan 12, 2013 at 01:53:29 PM PST

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    •  talking about making Congress (0+ / 0-)

      do anything without some leverage to force them to do something is a useless waste of time

      unless you can make them stop being obstructionist directly--or unless you have something to blackmail them with, a hostage of your own to take--you cannot make them do anything.

      Does Obama have a way to directly prevent them from obstructing everything, including the payment of our bills?
      No.
      Does Obama have leverage through other means (doing things the Republicans won't like that either take power out of their hands or hurt programs/other things they like)?
      No, he keeps throwing it away.
      Why does he keep throwing it away?
      He doesn't want it.
      He wants to use them as an excuse for dismantling the New Deal.

      if necessary for years; if necessary, alone

      by SouthernLiberalinMD on Sun Jan 13, 2013 at 12:21:12 AM PST

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