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  •  Ok, so you think this is part of positioning for (0+ / 0-)

    the deal. Well, I now have no further reason for talking to you, because you are just as clueless about negotiations as he is.

    •  This still stands (0+ / 0-)

      Do you mean to say the advantage is not electoral positioning but positioning for negotiations with the GOP? I would be amazed by that, because you always start out a negotiation asking for way more than what you want and what you know you're going to get, hoping that when the negotiation is finished you will have been negotiated down to what you really wanted all along or a happy middle ground with a slight advantage to your side. If your claim is that this is Obama positioning for the negotiations, that implies that he thinks he's never going to get ONLY chained CPI, and save the rest of the program, but that he expects to have to submit to many more cuts than just chained CPI. That's what people are on about.  

      •  I'll Place My Bets On The Political Acumen of The (0+ / 0-)

        Guy sitting in the Oval office, as opposed to some clown in the peanut gallery.

        This post is dedicated to myself, without whom, I'd be somebody else. Though I'd still be an asshole. My Music: [http://www.myspace.com/beetwasher]

        by Beetwasher on Wed Apr 17, 2013 at 06:46:22 AM PDT

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    •  It's So Funny That You Think You Know More (0+ / 0-)

      About negotiations and political positioning than the President of the US.  ROFL! You're cute!

      This post is dedicated to myself, without whom, I'd be somebody else. Though I'd still be an asshole. My Music: [http://www.myspace.com/beetwasher]

      by Beetwasher on Wed Apr 17, 2013 at 06:45:35 AM PDT

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