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    This time, though, Obama didn’t cave — at least, not yet.
    The question is how thoroughly President Obama has learned that extortionist demands escalate if you give in to them.
    Some people are jumping up and down and declaring victory and this isn't over yet.

    There's been talk delaying the medical device tax, or a short term extension of the debt, or a promise to negotiate to reduce the deficit further...  All Republican demands.  Can someone tell me what the Democrats are going to get?

    Obama has already made the horrible mistake of agreeing to negotiate over the debt ceiling.  We've now created a permanent hostage that the Republicans will use over and over again and will just keep chipping away until they have everything.

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