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  •  All the difference in the world, friend! (2+ / 0-)
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    Quicklund, Observerinvancouver

    Obama is ready and willing to cancel it.

    Better?

    Too late for the simple life, too early for android love slaves - Savio

    by Clem Yeobright on Wed Feb 20, 2013 at 11:28:39 AM PST

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    •  for what? (1+ / 0-)
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      quagmiremonkey

      Both sides are being irresponsible. Both rhetorically and politically. Cancel it for what he wants. Boehner will cancel it for what he wants. same difference.

    •  He threatened to veto its repeal (2+ / 0-)
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      musiccitymollie, MPociask

      He wants this crisis to help sell his Grand Bargain as the lesser of two evils.

      "I am confident that we're going to be able to leave the Gulf Coast in better shape than it was before." Barack Obama

      by quagmiremonkey on Wed Feb 20, 2013 at 01:22:59 PM PST

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      •  It is true--a 'veto threat' was issued. N/T (1+ / 0-)
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        Mollie

        "Only he who can see the invisible, can do the impossible." --Frank L. Gaines

        "If a dog won’t come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience.” -- Woodrow Wilson

        by musiccitymollie on Wed Feb 20, 2013 at 03:13:29 PM PST

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      •  Ok reconcile these two statements (2+ / 0-)
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        quagmiremonkey, MPociask

        "“I will veto any effort to get rid of automatic spending cuts.”

        "“If congress allows this meat-cleaver approach to take place it will jeopardize our military readiness. It will eviscerate job-creating investments in education and energy and medical research. It won’t consider whether we’re cutting some bloated program that’s outlived its usefulness or a vital service that Americans depend on every day. These cuts are not smart. They’re not fair. They’ll add hundreds of thousands of Americans to the unemployment rolls. . . . These cuts are a bad idea, they’re not good for the economy, they’re not how we should run our government. There’s a smarter way to do this.”"

        •  Exactly (0+ / 0-)

          The fan club counters that this somehow makes him "THE Adult in the room", as if that appellation will help anyone pushed down by his policy choices.

          "I am confident that we're going to be able to leave the Gulf Coast in better shape than it was before." Barack Obama

          by quagmiremonkey on Wed Feb 20, 2013 at 05:22:33 PM PST

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          •  It isn't that (1+ / 0-)
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            he isn't more adult, just that neither is acting honestly or responsibly. It's like the gop are 1st graders and he's a 4th grader.  The embarrassing, groveling fealty that so many here display for any utterance by this administration can be really nauseating on occasion.

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