GOP refuses to accept victory in surreal debt ceiling fight

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    GOP refuses to accept victory in surreal debt ceiling fight - The Plum Line - The Washington Post

    The GOP have shown tonight with their newest plan that they have no intention of actually cutting the deficit or wanting to raise the debt ceiling. They want to play politics with this country's economy all the way through election day on the chance it will better get them the White House.

    There is no reason for any Conservative on this board to support the Boehner plan over the Reid plan unless they want to see the U.S suffer in order to hurt President Obama's chances at reelection.
     
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    candycorn Alis volat propriis

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    Good Post. Very good post.

    The only thing I can say in rebuttal is...duh. As with the second Bush administration, every issue is a political football.
     
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    they are desperate... and boehner's hands are tied by the loons in his party.

    i don't know why anyone's surprised, though. mitch (turtle face) mcconnell said the primary goal of this congress was to try to make the president a one-termer. they really don't give a flying what kind of damage they do if it gets them there.
     
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    Anybody who continues to support these anti-government radicals, radicals willing (or even hoping for) a crash in the nation's and the world's economy, -- just so they can score some kind of pyrrhic political victory in Congress! -- are either clueless patriots, or people who truly hate this nation

    Most of them live in some kind of political echo chamber where all they hear is their own goofy, lying propaganda.

    Anybody who disagrees with them so much as a jot off their party line, they think is a socialist.

    Ignoramuses, the lot of them.
     
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    disaster caplitalism is good for the republican base
     
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    Again, we wouldn't be in this mess if "The One" hadn't run up 4 trillion in new debt.

    I have a couple problems with the Reid plan.

    First, it puts most of the hurt beyond the 2012 election. So once again, the goal of the Democrats here is to protect Obama politically.

    Second, a lot of the math is fanciful. It works on the assumption that military operations in the middle east will wrap up on a timetable and about a trillion in savings can be realized through ending the war.. It also assumes unemployment will get better.

    Well, ummm, what if the wars don't end and we go into a second dip recession?

    I do think that we will see some kind of comprimise between the Boehner and Reid plans, and default will be avoided. then we can get back to bashing Obama on what he deserves to be bashed on.
     
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    And still the GnOP says no. Why? Because their goal is not what is best for this country. They care ONLY about making sure this President fails.
     
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    What "offer" do you people keep referring to? Has Obama put a damn thing ON PAPER yet?......
     
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    Nunz Obama - That's the ticket

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    It's called Politics, something that President Obama plays to the hilt. This time around, the GOP are at an advantage; anyone who thinks that President Obama is going to allow the US to lose it's Triple A Bond rating, while under his presidency, is out of their freakin' gourd!
     
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    True, but i say Obama doesn't care as long as he can successfully blame it on the Republicans....
     

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