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  •  the distinction seems to be (0+ / 0-)

    that of the carrot and the stick

    think of the PPACA as a carrot ...
    a palliative to the burdens of an underegulated industry
    the GOP replies: "No carrot!"

    in contrast, the filibuster reform is a type of stick
    a cudgel (however limited) to beat back obstruction
    the Republicans threaten: an even bigger stick!

    What we are seeing here is not what the conservative wing wants, but rather the means they are willing to employ to attempt to accomplish their ends - further consolidation of wealth and perpetuation of power.

    "a lie that can no longer be challenged becomes a form of madness" -Debord

    by grollen on Sat Nov 23, 2013 at 03:19:49 PM PST

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