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  •  Use this as your leverage for raising the (1+ / 0-)
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    twigg

    debt limit.  You can't do anything if you can't pay for the ordnance.

    "Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity." --M. L. King "You can't fix stupid" --Ron White -6.00, -5.18

    by zenbassoon on Tue Aug 27, 2013 at 07:11:50 PM PDT

    •  Heh ... There is no leverage for that (2+ / 0-)
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      America is a nation that pays its bills ... End of discussion.

      I hope that the quality of debate will improve,
      but I fear we will remain Democrats.

      Who is twigg?

      by twigg on Tue Aug 27, 2013 at 07:14:06 PM PDT

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      •  If Boehner wants to make the debt limit a fight, (2+ / 0-)
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        all the President has to say is "We can't strike Syria because we can't afford it. The debt limit must be raised so we can afford to pay for this military action against this brutal dictator who is using these weapons of mass destruction against his people and threatening to use them against our ally Israel. How would it look if we couldn't meet our obligations to our allies around the world?".

        Gotta throw Israel into the mix too--play dirty with the guilt.

        "Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity." --M. L. King "You can't fix stupid" --Ron White -6.00, -5.18

        by zenbassoon on Tue Aug 27, 2013 at 07:56:06 PM PDT

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        •  I got the point. (2+ / 0-)
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          I don't think Barack Obama will do this.

          He won the last fight and is pretty determined not to have another one.

          He will refuse to negotiate, have Democrats introduce the required Bills, and dare the Republicans to vote them down.

          They will not, because enough of them know they would get all of the blame.

          I hope that the quality of debate will improve,
          but I fear we will remain Democrats.

          Who is twigg?

          by twigg on Tue Aug 27, 2013 at 08:11:57 PM PDT

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