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  •  Boehner will likely do just that (0+ / 0-)

    He will side with the Dems again, and thus end his career and a 'reasonable Republican."

    The Bagger Republicans will freak out.

    •  Hedge Fund guy on cnbc said...'Who are the (6+ / 0-)

      republicans kidding.....Taxes are going to have to go up'....(paraphrased)

      •  In your mind's eye you can see the graph (2+ / 0-)
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        skillet, eXtina

        showing unemployment going in one direction, as in lost revenues, and the war costs going in the other.  The chipmunks under our porch are laughing at this one and at the Norquistidors that want to be freeloaders, the real welfare queens.  

    •  I don't think he's yet accepted that... (1+ / 0-)
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      Plubius

      either way this goes, he's not going to be the Speaker much longer. He still may believe that he can squeak by the baggers by continuing to try to feed them lip service and praying that that will divide them enough to allow him to keep his job and his seat.

      That's been his MO thus far, trying to pay lip service to the extremists while sucking up to his corporate backers. It doesn't really benefit him if the extremists are satiated. Satisfied people stay home on election day. As long as he can keep'em angry and focused on the "enemy," then he's got it made. This year though, they're tired of being played for suckers. So, he's screwed, and I haven't seen any evidence thus far that his MO has changed to reflect his new circumstances.

      Thus, I think it's a longshot that he will come back to the table as long as he thinks that Obama will take the blame for the economic collapse. He's too self focused to put the needs of all of us above his own desires which is what would have to happen for there to be a deal.

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