Have Republicans forgotten how to negotiate?

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    The fiscal cliff: Have Republican forgotten how to negotiate? - The Week

    We became so accustomed to Obama's earlier habit of making preemptive concessions that the very idea he'd negotiate in a perfectly normal way amazed much of Washington," says E.J. Dionne in The Washington Post. As they have for the past four years, Republicans "seem to hope a deal will be born by way of immaculate conception, with Obama taking ownership of all the hard stuff while they innocently look on." But after the election, it's a different card game now, and Obama is holding a much better hand. In other words, says Paul Krugman at The New York Times, "Obama has demanded that the GOP put up or shut up — and the response is an aggrieved mumble."
     
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    To obama, there is no such thing as negotiation. There is accepting whatever he says, like any dictator. Republicans would do well to walk away and let him do whatever he wants. Prepare for the coming collapse.
     
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    Obama asked for $800 B in taxes and willing to discuss spending cuts, shows up at the "negotiating" table now asking for $1.6T in taxes and Increases spending

    Is he back on crack?
     
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    No. We've had the position you don't negotiate with terrorists for quite some time now
     
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    If the push is already this hard for the MSM to label the Republicans as "not negoitating" then Obama's plan must be weaker then we thought.
     
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    We should take Krugman's advice and prepare for a fake alien invasion. Does anyone actually, with a straight face, listen to what that turd has to say?
     
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    Have Republicans forgotten how to negotiate?


    can Tea Party Republicans even sit at a table ?
     
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    If that is the case....where is the Republicans opening position?

    Have they ever heard of a counter offer?

    You know what they are afraid of?
    If they counter offer the Rush Limbaughs and Fox News talking heads will be all over them in an instant. Republicans have gotten into a position where they can no longer show any sign of weakness or the dittoheads are all over them

    Republicans have turned into a party of pussies
     
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    Still waiting for the big spending cuts, which would be the other side of the negotiation...

    If it is just the REPs agreeing to increase taxes by X amount on Y group... it is just caving in, not negotiation
     

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