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  •  Yes, of course. 11D chess. (5+ / 0-)

    Because the sequester and the Grand Bargain/Chained CPI we needed the Tea Party to rescue us from were all part of the long game.




    Somebody has to do something, and it's just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us. ~ J. Garcia

    by DeadHead on Thu Oct 10, 2013 at 08:41:15 PM PDT

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    •  it is (0+ / 0-)

      too bad you can't see it.

      -You want to change the system, run for office.

      by Deep Texan on Fri Oct 11, 2013 at 06:30:47 AM PDT

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    •  hey, DeadHead! (1+ / 0-)
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      you must be refering to someone else.

      with the exception of saying that internet communication involves more than one dimension, i've not used that idea to communicate what i think about PBO.

      i've consistently used the "long game" metaphor.

      btw, the sequester sucks.
      the Grand Bargin and Chained CPI haven't happened.

      ;-)

      "From single strands of light we build our webs." ~kj

      by kj in missouri on Fri Oct 11, 2013 at 09:03:46 AM PDT

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      •  11D chess and "long game" (0+ / 0-)

        Are metaphors that, while not exactly interchangeable, are interrelated.

        And yes, the Grand Bargain/Chained CPI have not happened yet. If you want to reassure yourself that because they have yet to happen, they won't happen, despite Obama's continued support for them, that's your choice.

        I promise not to say "I told you so" in the event they become a reality.




        Somebody has to do something, and it's just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us. ~ J. Garcia

        by DeadHead on Fri Oct 11, 2013 at 12:16:05 PM PDT

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        •  DeadHead, are we fighting? (1+ / 0-)
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          i'm not reassuring myself of anything.   i'm vocal about not supporting either the Grand Bargin or Chained CPI.   i don't see what your point about needing the Tea Party to rescue us has to do with my advocacy of looking at this administration's moves as part of a long game.

          i think you're saying, in essence, "past is prologue" and i agree that is one way to look at something.  just so happens i live with someone who thinks along the same lines as you've said above.  i see it a different way and... have no idea if my way of seeing is right or wrong. and i certainly don't care about "i told you so's."   when it comes to political moves i've been right and i've been wrong, i don't hold a lot of personal attachment to either.   i'm in for the long haul, have been for decades.  win a few lost a lot.

          i'm a far leftist in my ideology.   rightbrained and wild.   ;-)
          i am practical and linear as far as getting from step 1 to step 100.    that's why i love it when "leaps" happen like the one we're seeing now re: the Tea Party being stripped of their clothes.   because it's rare.   and i think it actually took a lot of work from millions of us to get to this point.

          "From single strands of light we build our webs." ~kj

          by kj in missouri on Fri Oct 11, 2013 at 12:29:02 PM PDT

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