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  •  The sequester is a bipartisan pain in the ass. (2+ / 0-)
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    TJ, Capt Crunch

    Republicans didn't ram it down Democrats' throats.

    They didn't have the power to do that.

    So...

    Democrats are partners in sequestration with the Republicans, or Democrats are cowardly leaders who don't deserve to govern.

    I think it's better to admit that Democrats are full partners and demand they work the sequester to their advantage.

    Above all: take the fight to Republicans.  Draft and push popular legislation.  Make Republicans vote it down and they make hay of the fact.

    Rinse and repeat.

    LG: You know what? You got spunk. MR: Well, Yes... LG: I hate spunk!

    by dinotrac on Sat May 04, 2013 at 10:13:04 AM PDT

    •  I'll still take the sequester over Obama's budget (2+ / 0-)
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      dinotrac, Capt Crunch

      Since that appears to be the only two choices.

      •  The sequester takes more out of defense than out (1+ / 0-)
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        a2nite

        of anything else, and the bulk of important safety net programs are exempt from its bite.

        That doesn't make it painless by a long shot, but it provides bargaining position if Democrats want to take it, or it provides ammunition for an election field day if the Republicans fail to act in good faith.

        Trouble is, that won't happen by magic.  Somebody's got to step up and lead.

        LG: You know what? You got spunk. MR: Well, Yes... LG: I hate spunk!

        by dinotrac on Sat May 04, 2013 at 10:39:18 AM PDT

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