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  •  This is concern trolling (0+ / 0-)

    I have to say. I don't like the fact that President Obama has ruled out the tricks that are available. But, it really is the responsibility of Congress to raise the debt limit and if the economy is going to be crashed by the GOP's intransigence, this country will ultimately be better off because the GOP will cease to be a party in the aftermath. Wringing your hands months in advance about a crisis that was delayed at the last minute is exactly what the MSM have been doing. I don't think it is appropriate or helpful. I also don't think Rep. Boehner is so stupid that he will enforce the Hastert rule and destroy not only the USA's economy but throw the entire world's economy into chaos. That is what they are telegraphing. And if it is a fake, good riddance to the Republican Party because they are not pro-America. They are pro-plutocracy.

    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. ~ Hunter S. Thompson

    by plh225 on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 09:50:55 AM PST

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      wigwam, Capt Crunch

      Now any divergence from Obama's line is concern trolling.

      What a ridiculous comment.

      So infantile.

    •  When I hear the term "concern trolling" (0+ / 0-)

      99% of the time there is nothing of substance following it.
      This post is an excellent example of that.

      Wringing your hands months in advance about a crisis that was delayed at the last minute is exactly what the MSM have been doing. I don't think it is appropriate or helpful.
      Completely and totally wrong. That is not how the world works. A crisis requires being addressed months in advance to facilitate a decent solution.
      if the economy is going to be crashed by the GOP's intransigence, this country will ultimately be better off because the GOP will cease to be a party in the aftermath.
      Wrong again -  the couple of generations of people who have their lives ruined will disagree with you.
      Finally, this term "concern trolling" implies that we should not be concerned. That communicates to me a true lack of living in the material world - much like Mr. Rove on election night.

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