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  •  Playing Russian roulette with the economy... (3+ / 0-)
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    alkalinesky, merrywidow, Gorette

    ...is not a big deal even if the cylinder is loaded with bullets.

    These guys do want the economic collapse that it would bring.  Perhaps to set the stage for a military coup and the rise of wingnut militias.

    At this level they know that the default would be catastrophic.  They are just lying to their base as usual.

    Daily Kos an oasis of truth. Truth that leads to action.

    by Shockwave on Wed Oct 09, 2013 at 09:34:35 AM PDT

    •  Russian Roulette is also not a big deal if... (3+ / 0-)
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      Shockwave, 88kathy, Aquarius40

      you're holding the gun, but pointing it at somebody else's head.

    •  Gingrey: most serious about "Braveheart moment" (1+ / 0-)
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      even if it loses them the House.

      While Democrats refuse to negotiate on the continuing resolution and the debt limit, apparently assuming the GOP will eventually cave, House Republicans insist they are prepared to bring borrowing authority to a screeching halt.

      “I can assure you it’s not posturing. It’s not a political play or anything like that,” Rep. Phil Gingrey, R-Ga., told CQ Roll Call on Tuesday.

      Gingrey said Republicans were “absolutely” prepared to lose the House to extract concessions on the CR and the debt limit, and he said the White House is “missing the determination of the Republican Party.”

      “I mean, they seem to think that we will miss this opportunity for a ‘Braveheart’ moment to do the right thing for the American people and that we’ll back down for fear of losing the House and not gaining control of the Senate,” Gingrey said.

      here

      "extreme concentration of income is incompatible with real democracy.... the truth is that the whole nature of our society is at stake." Paul Krugman

      by Gorette on Wed Oct 09, 2013 at 11:07:58 AM PDT

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