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    aitchdee

    I think Obama said it was one of his major regrets - setting a bad precedent by negotiating on what should not be a negotiation. Obama is channelling the Clinton Administration now:

    "On November 9, 1995, a senior administration official told the Washington Post, “Our position is it does not matter what they put on this legislation, we are not going to accept anything but clean bills because we will not be blackmailed over default. Get it? No extortion. No blackmail. What you hear are their screams of complaint as they realize we are not, not, not budging on this.”

    http://www.tnr.com/...

    Obama holds the cards now.  I think (and hope) he stands firm now.

    “If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.” Charles Darwin

    by ivorybill on Mon Jan 14, 2013 at 01:38:53 PM PST

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