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  •  Well, FIRST you control the House, THEN you ask. (3+ / 0-)

    It pains me to point out that what the "GOP Leaders" aren't just leaders of the GOP but a majority of the House, something that you aren't.

    Is this supposed to be the sophisticated site, where we know that the GOP is not empowered by Obama's sayso but because of the constitution?

    It seems that the flavor here is the same as the Very Serious People who think that all Obama as to do is exercise Leadership (TM) and the messy lower house just goes away and all our dreams will come true.  Sad that.

    That's not even "gun control". It's more like "massacre control".

    by Inland on Thu Apr 11, 2013 at 12:12:36 PM PDT

    •  That's correct (0+ / 0-)

      But right now the flavor is fear.  

    •  Let's assume what you say is true (3+ / 0-)

      and the President needs to include concessions to Republicans to get a budget passed.

      Is the budget he just proposed, the one that gets him labelled as "wanting to cut Social Security", going to pass?  If not, this particular "concession" only hurts him.

      You can talk all you want about how the President needs to make concessions to get stuff done.  But if those concessions 1) don't get the job done and 2) make the President look like an uncaring jackass who wants to balance the budget on the backs of low-income seniors, he's a sucker, plain and simple.

      To believe that markets determine value is to believe that milk comes from plastic bottles. Bromley (1985)

      by sneakers563 on Thu Apr 11, 2013 at 01:24:03 PM PDT

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      •  Well said! n/t (0+ / 0-)

        "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 Thu Apr 11, 2013 at 01:28:05 PM PDT

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      •  "The one that gets him labelled" (0+ / 0-)
        But if those concessions 1) don't get the job done and 2) make the President look like an uncaring jackass who wants to balance the budget on the backs of low-income seniors, he's a sucker, plain and simple
        Of course, what you're probably noting at this point is that you're giving him two goals: finding a budget that might be the basis of congressional action and one that meets all your subjective criteria.  These are mutually exclusive.  

        Only on a blog can people pretend that we can have both, if Obama would only provide more Leadership (TM).

        By the way, who thinks that Obama is balancing the budget on the backs of low income seniors?  Because that to me would say that the only balancing attempt is for them.  Or most of it.  We know that's not true, right?
        We know there are tax increases, military spending cuts, along with increases in investment and aid to the poor, right?  

        That's not even "gun control". It's more like "massacre control".

        by Inland on Thu Apr 11, 2013 at 02:43:12 PM PDT

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