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    Especially in proportion to the whole package. So, not only is this a pragmatic win, the risks of fighting (and losing everything) are huge. Forget about today's polls. The GOP and Fox News would have no trouble spinning the Dems as blocking essential tax cuts for everyone just because we prefer to engage in class warfare.

    And, in a sense, Fox would be correct. Most of the reaction from the left is emotional. We're more pissed off that the GOP is getting what it wants than suddenly deeply concerned about the deficit.

    Remember, the bulk of the deal is progressive spending. Tax cuts for the rich is just a piece of the pie. This fact will infiltrate the narrative like a cancer if Dems take the fight to the mat.

    Oh, and yes, I agree with Krauthammer that the package will end up strengthening Obama (and Dems in general) more than anything.

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