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  •  It's never too soon (3+ / 0-)
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    Jerry056, ZedMont, Vicky

    to criticize Obama/Bush/Hoover, if you have been reading this site lately. Any excuse, including republican rumor mongering,  by the oh so credible Eric Cantor,  will do.

     I would prefer that folks discuss the policy and avoid the non stop personality bashing, which has become a full time sport around here lately.

      For example, why is it vital that the debt ceiling be raised if necessary and why would any republican consider playing games with the global financial system at this time?

      Playing games with the debt ceiling is a suicide mission.

     I will grant that some of the more outspoken and prolific posters that represent that anarchistic far left liberals who post here would rejoice if the global financial system failed so they could stick to [sic. evil] USA.

    I personally don't see the value burning down the village to save it. But hey, that's just my opinion.

    ~a little change goes a long way~

    by missliberties on Mon Apr 11, 2011 at 03:53:08 PM PDT

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    •  Republicans are nihilists (3+ / 0-)

      or at least play them on TV.

      Would they do it? Hard to say.

      But I think Matt Yglesias lays out a great strategy for negotiating this situation.

      I wrote a short diary about it.

      Full disclosure - I was bitterly critical of the President of the extension of the Bush tax cuts. I think it was a terrible mistake. So I am once bitten, twice shy on celebrating at this point.

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