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  •  Amen! (2+ / 0-)
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    jethrock, eXtina

    I can't comprehend O'Donnell's mindset.

    Though I will say this -- despite all his missteps, Obama and the Democrats could have won due to the overreaching and hubris of the Republicans, especially in the House.  McConnell did surrender -- he essentially gave Obama control of the debt ceiling without any conditions, no cuts, nothing.  

    And Obama walked away from it!  I don't see how any Obama supporter can any longer claim that he suckered the Republicans, or is playing 11th-dimensional chess, or any other excuse.  He could have gotten a clean debt extension, which is what he said he wants, and he walked away from it.  

    Digby's right -- Obama WANTS entitlement cuts and cuts to discretionary spending.  He thinks it will help him politically, and evidently doesn't give a damn about the policy and the people he will hurt.  How pathetic it is that a Democratic President is going to accomplish what the Republicans have been unable to do for 70 years -- dismantle the New Deal and the Great Society.  What may be even more pathetic -- and certainly ironic -- is that this not only won't help Obama politically, it will kill him and the Democrats for years to come.

    "[W]e shall see the reign of witches pass over . . . and the people, recovering their true spirit, restore their government to its true principles." Jefferson

    by RenMin on Fri Jul 15, 2011 at 10:55:36 AM PDT

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      RenMin

      It wasn't bad enough for Democrats so Harry Reid had to step in and 'renegotiate' the deal with McConnell to inflict more pain for the middle class.

      Though I will say this -- despite all his missteps, Obama and the Democrats could have won due to the overreaching and hubris of the Republicans, especially in the House.  McConnell did surrender -- he essentially gave Obama control of the debt ceiling without any conditions, no cuts, nothing.  

      And Obama walked away from it!

      "I'm sculpting now. Landscapes mostly." ~ Yogi Bear

      by eXtina on Fri Jul 15, 2011 at 11:03:58 AM PDT

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