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  •  Fear of 2008 events in Big Money Circles is real (2+ / 0-)
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    chuckvw, Creosote

    and needs to be fed. Money is the Mothers Milk of politics
    and Republicans (unlike Dems) are completely reliant on rich donors who will not wish to repeat the economy of last 4 years.  If the message gets thru I except to see unprecedented caving.
    I am amazed at how complacent their trained media is acting.
    I saw Granholm on This Week and Axelrod on MTP and they were both more timid than they should 2 months before a government shutdown. The Repubs have been seek to decouple the 10% sequester from debt ceiling with Obama helping them a bit.
    We should be talking about not less than a grand bargain of $1 tax loophole closing for $1 spending cuts(reducing deficit by half?) and again Obama weakened on his advantage by extending Bush tax cuts.

    Where are the cliff fearmongers when you need them?

    Maybe Krugman could start the ball rolling.

    Instead the media is talking about a fake rumors of a fake girlfriend.

    •  Why not? (0+ / 0-)
      Money is the Mothers Milk of politics and Republicans (unlike Dems) are completely reliant on rich donors who will not wish to repeat the economy of last 4 years.
      So far as I can tell, the last four years have been very good for the wealthy.  I'd put it past them to attempt a redo of 2008.

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