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  •  All the president has to do is say is (10+ / 0-)

    "I offered this to get some support from the Republican controlled House and now they're attacking me for it, so the offer is off the table and it will never be offered again."

    And that would pretty much end it.

    Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion, man.

    by NMDad on Thu Apr 11, 2013 at 12:46:41 PM PDT

    •  Wouldn't it be pretty to think so. (5+ / 0-)

      We won't hear the last of this until after the 2014 elections--I.e., until after the Repubs use it as a club to beat our heads in, win back the Senate, and get a much bigger majority in the House. Obama & his minions either are political idiots or just don't give a shit about the Democratic party.  Frankly, I think it's the latter -- they're basically valueless technocrats with no loyalty to party or progressive causes whatsoever.

      "If you don't read the newspapers, you're uninformed. If you do read the newspapers, you're misinformed." -- M. Twain

      by Oliver St John Gogarty on Thu Apr 11, 2013 at 02:48:56 PM PDT

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      •  dems like being in the minority (0+ / 0-)

        I have been convinced of that for a long time.  They no longer really want to govern.

        "The real wealth of a nation consists of the contributions of its people and nature." -- Rianne Eisler

        by noofsh on Thu Apr 11, 2013 at 06:55:06 PM PDT

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    •  Maybe that's the idea, (1+ / 0-)
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      but if so, it's too stupid to contemplate.

      He bought into the wingnut chant that the problem is "entitlements", thus giving the oligarchy even more weapons in their winning battle to destroy the American Republic.

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