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  •  I can name one (3+ / 0-)
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    and he's sitting in the Oval Office. And his opinion carries a lot of weight.

    But you are right, this will break the Democratic party in two and precipitate the conflict that Obama has been so desperate to avoid.

    "In America, the law is king." --Thomas Paine

    by limpidglass on Thu Jul 07, 2011 at 08:24:10 AM PDT

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    •  But, but, Obama's being bipartisan. (0+ / 0-)

      That's the most important thing.

    •  This is why I don't get how proposing cuts in SS & (0+ / 0-)

      Medicare is anything but lose/lose for the WH. The Republicans will not make a deal with Obama, and the Dems will be very divided and very angry. Even if it's just a "trail balloon" it's a destructive message on many levels. That's why I'm having a hard time believing it.

      -4.38, -7.64 Voyager 1: proof that what goes up never comes down.

      by pat bunny on Thu Jul 07, 2011 at 09:07:05 AM PDT

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