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    he'd cut bad deals, by now. just stopping the extortion is a huge step. he's not giving them the benefit of the doubt, anymore. this is about process, which is where it should have been all along. if it works, it also undercuts the entire kabuki argument, and policies will have to be argued on their merits, and not excused because the republicans gave dems no choice. removing the excuse is a huge and little noticed aspect of this new dynamic.

    The cold passion for truth hunts in no pack. -Robinson Jeffers

    by Laurence Lewis on Tue Oct 15, 2013 at 08:29:01 PM PDT

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    •  A news story I read last weekend (9+ / 0-)

      backs you up: the gist was, Obama's take-no-prisoners attitude now is b/c he was sold out in '11 by Boner and the GOP.

      I think it was McClatchy but am not sure. (Local paper picks up wire stories from many different sources.)

      Anyway, he learned his lesson, never trust the GOP, and so here we are. The GOP will either blink first, or throw us all over a fiscal cliff...and pay for it in the next election cycle.

      Irony takes a worse beating from Republicans than Wile E. Coyote does from Acme. --Tara the Antisocial Social Worker

      by Youffraita on Tue Oct 15, 2013 at 08:39:41 PM PDT

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      •  I thought '11 strategy was all 11D and shit? (4+ / 0-)
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        Yep,  I saw that story which made current Obama all smart and improved via lessons learned from 2011 fiasco.

        NOTE: This also blows a jagged hole in the "POTUS has got this!!1" crap about how 2011 debt ceiling hostage crisis was handled all smooth and multidimensional strategery like to force Boehner into the sequester trap from which RePugs would never recover.  Oh, wait.

        And, what, exactly is OP crowing about here?  What fantastic event precipitated this smug shit?  Oh, POTUS didn't Grand Bargain on us today?

        So BJ is endzone dancing because POTUS didn't offer up Social Security to the barbarians TODAY.

        Wow.

        As of 9pm 8/30/13: RETIRED Pie Warrior. Substance over Sh*t Flinging (as best as I am able) ~ JV

        by JVolvo on Wed Oct 16, 2013 at 12:22:37 AM PDT

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