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Not too long ago I read a diary that claimed Pres. Obama was playing chess while the Republicans were playing checkers. Not only was Pres. Obama playing the game, but, he was winning. I jokingly commented that he should be playing the game of go. For those of you not familiar with the game of go, the game is much simpler than chess or checkers to explain while being much more complex to win.

Today everyone is talking about gun control. I agree that gun-control is an important issue that needs to be dealt with. However, the debt ceiling is not just important; but, potentially disastrous. I just learned that the Huffington Post is reporting that the Obama Administration Rejects Platinum Coin Debt-Ceiling Solution. Now I wonder as Paul Krugman does in the conscience of a liberal.

As I said, if we didn’t have some history here I might be confident that the administration knows what it’s doing. But we do have that history, and you have to fear the worst.
So I ask the chess players out there "what is the next move?"
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