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  •  The fact that Cantor is offering more extensions (1+ / 0-)
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    txdemfem

    shows just how weak he knows his position is.

    Absolutely no way the President should allow that smirking little Virginia shit to kick the can down the road again. Besides the fact that the economy demands that this be solved right now, Cantor is playing a weak hand and everyone knows it. Bigger Republicans than Cantor have already said they're willing to raise the debt ceiling, so he has put himself out there on this shit. It's him and Obama right now, one-on-one, and that's a matchup in which the odds are very, very bad for Mr Cantor.

    Give him nothing.

    •  Give him nothing, even if the result (0+ / 0-)

      is a default?

      And how much will entitlements be cut if Obama gets what he wants (whereas they would not be cut at all with temporary extensions)?

      The influence of the [executive] has increased, is increasing, and ought to be diminished.

      by lysias on Thu Jul 14, 2011 at 08:28:20 AM PDT

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      •  Not gonna happen. (2+ / 0-)
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        Dretutz, txdemfem

        Cantor has made enemies on both sides of the aisle and nobody, Dem or Repub, is going to allow him to bring on an economic disaster so he can be prom king.

        Cantor is playing Senator Geary to Obama's Michael Corleone.

        •  But wouldn't it be better NOT to (0+ / 0-)

          have those entitlement cuts?  And haven't the Republicans offered Obama a way to achieve that?

          The influence of the [executive] has increased, is increasing, and ought to be diminished.

          by lysias on Thu Jul 14, 2011 at 09:46:11 AM PDT

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