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  •  Obama is no Clinton (12+ / 0-)

    I just don't see how Obama wins this unless he's willing to kick republicans when they're down.  So far he's demonstrated that he only wants to work with republicans.

    "When I was an alien, cultures weren't opinions" ~ Kurt Cobain, Territorial Pissings

    by Subterranean on Tue Apr 05, 2011 at 01:01:54 PM PDT

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    •  yep. (3+ / 0-)
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      Marjmar, ohmyheck, gof

      The headlines are still quoting Obama as saying "we're close to a bipartisan agreement"

      He needs to be saying "the Republicans have walked out on the talks leaving a bipartisan deal on the table"

      There's a bipartisan deal that could pass both the House and the Senate today, I think.  $33B in cuts and no riders.  But Boehner won't let it go through the House.

      Like you say - Obama needs to kick them while they're down - God knows they've been doing it to him for 2 years.

      Republicans will not compromise and need to be treated like the enemy that they are.

      •  Fat chance Obama will kick them when they're (3+ / 0-)
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        socalmonk, nervousnellie, ohmyheck

        down or up on standing on his neck.  He'll cave one way or another, probably on the amount of cuts.  Wait for it.

        The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt. Bertrand Russell

        by accumbens on Tue Apr 05, 2011 at 01:26:00 PM PDT

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