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  •  That's the point. (6+ / 0-)

    Exactly, he's not a tyrant. He needs to negotiate with Congress. Which is why he shouldn't have given up his leverage in late December/early January without a much longer debt ceiling raise being part of the deal. That would've helped his negotiations now. Instead we have to suffer gifs of Snoopy Dancing over a three-month raise that requires a budget to be passed out of the GOP-led House and plops us all back in the same hostage situation in May.

    it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses

    by Addison on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 03:54:48 PM PST

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    •  how about the leverage he had (3+ / 0-)

      in lame duck session 2010, when Republicans controlled exactly none of Congress, and he could have let the Bush tax cuts expire and gotten a clean debt ceiling raise and avoided the entire debt ceiling shenanigans with Boehner in 2011, avoided the Supercommittee, avoided the "fiscal cliff," avoided the next five rounds of crisis...

      if necessary for years; if necessary, alone

      by SouthernLiberalinMD on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 08:34:12 PM PST

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