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  •  Thank you for recognizing this. (1+ / 0-)
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    It seems that there are some who are celebrating because they think this is the end of the debt limit issue.  It isn't.  In three to four more months, this is going to come back and have to be argued and fought again.  I thought we were trying to end this kind of "government by crisis"!  

    "A voice is heard in Ramah, weeping and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted, because they are no more." - from the prophet Jeremiah

    by 3goldens on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 02:56:45 PM PST

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    •  The issue will be back (1+ / 0-)
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      But each time they back down, they lose that chip for a little bit more of their term and they lose another chunk of credibility (that is, their credibility when they say they won't raise the debt ceiling).

      They swore up and down they wouldn't raise taxes, but they did.  They demanded all kinds of cuts for a dollar of borrowing, and accepted none.  Yeah, it's temporary, but Obama's learning to just ignore them and move on.

    •  My read (0+ / 0-)

      is that the GOP is desperate to avoid this issue - which somehow the Obama people saw.

      They are never going to the wall again on this.

      Bottom line: they are scared of Obama.

      The bitter truth of deep inequality has been disguised by an era of cheap imported goods and the anyone-can-make-it celebrity myth - Polly Toynbee

      by fladem on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 07:02:14 PM PST

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      •  I'd like to believe that the GOP (0+ / 0-)

        is scared of Obama, but after all the nonsense they've pulled during the last 4 years, I just don't see them as scared of him.  I don't see what has occurred to cause them to switch from being bullies to now being afraid of their "victim" (bad analogy probably but they sured treated him with zero respect for those past 4 years).  Anyway, I do HOPE that you're right.  It would sure make a definite difference in the productivity level of Congress.

        "A voice is heard in Ramah, weeping and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted, because they are no more." - from the prophet Jeremiah

        by 3goldens on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 07:18:45 PM PST

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