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  •  The president will soon be under enormous and new (0+ / 0-)


    Right now the shutdown principally affects the American population, with the exception of VISA processing, port inspections, foreign war memorials, etc. As a "domestic issue," the president can be content to let this play out with the Right taking the blame. Come 2 weeks however, the pressure moves shifts to the markets and international governments, since the global economy is going to be placed at risk. When it comes to markets and foreign governments, they don't look to Congress in times of crisis, they look to the Chief Executive, to the President.

    When this time comes, should the Right play some horrid version of a grand bargain, Obama is going to be compelled to negotiate. Resisting pressure from the likes of Cruz and his swamp of cretins is one thing, resisting pressure from China, the Eurozone and the Titans on Wall Street is another thing entirely.

    I'm just Double Tapped the hell out.

    by pajoly on Thu Oct 03, 2013 at 09:35:18 AM PDT

    •  I think he has already briefed foreign (1+ / 0-)
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      leaders on this.  They know what the tea party is and they want the President to win this fight.  Tea party control of America is dangerous for the world.  Sane people want to fight this now.

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      by khyber900 on Thu Oct 03, 2013 at 09:39:27 AM PDT

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      •  You could be right. (0+ / 0-)

        Sane and decent people everywhere want the Tea Party to lose. In terms of attitudes, goals and behaviors, Tea Partiers have the most in common with the members of the Taliban. That can be objectively argued.

        I'm just Double Tapped the hell out.

        by pajoly on Thu Oct 03, 2013 at 10:39:53 AM PDT

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