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  •  Repubs left with two HORRIBLE options: (15+ / 0-)

    (1)  Blink, avert crisis, and be seen as weak by their base (and seen as a pack of incompetent drama queens, by a lot of the rest of us)

    or

    (2) Refuse to blink, cause government shutdown, and see the public increasingly turn on them worse and worse with every passing day.  WHILE OBAMACARE GOES INTO EFFECT and Facebook and Twitter light up with excited Americans signing up for their new healthcare insurance.  While Republicans have shut down much of the rest of America's government.

    They've got to be in that chamber right now realizing that (2) will be worse for them than (1).  I think/hope.

    •  If they pick Option 1, they can simply (0+ / 0-)

      punt to the debt ceiling and up their ransom demands, which they've already done.

      The most violent element in society is ignorance.

      by Mr MadAsHell on Mon Sep 30, 2013 at 12:56:00 PM PDT

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      •  Hard to know how the debt ceiling fight will go... (0+ / 0-)

        I am seeing some predictions, by people who seem informed, that we might see a strange alliance of Obama/Democrats and the investor / 1%-er class -- both of whom will NOT want to see the markets and the US economy suffer.  

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