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  •  More "yiddishe kup" than 11D chess. (6+ / 0-)

    As explained to me, a phrase going beyond "so smart he's stupid." Someone so absorbed in playing the angles that he misses the main factors.

    Like the Sequester. He thought he'd leverage that into Republican compliance, while not noticing that a) he gave them most of what they wanted, and b) they will never never never agree to anything that doesn't further their interests.

    If Republicans said every 3rd person named "Smith" should hang, we'd bargain them to every 7th. Then we'll see apologia written praising this most pragmatic compromise. There's our losing formula.

    by Jim P on Fri Mar 29, 2013 at 11:33:08 AM PDT

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