Your wagers on the game of chicken

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    I think this whole charade is beyond stupid, but we have been lead into this swamp, and now there is no clear way out.

    What do you think will happen in Obama's and Congress' game of chicken?

    My personal view is it wil go to August 1st. and Obama will fold.

    Place your bets here on which way this farce will play out.
     
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    Obama will have to fold.

    Because the other side has nothing to lose.

    So there is no need for them to give in. :cool:
     
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    I really don't know which way it will go. I don't think it even matters anymore. I mean, hell...why not crash and burn with style? It's not as if a there's a world bankruptcy court to tell us that our charges since this situation are in-valid.

    And, as that is exactly what we seem to be doing, then godammit, do something about Sudan.

    We are broke, the world knows it, and our credit is shot whether the rating stays the same or goes down.
     
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    Obama will fold because he doesn't want to cancel his $35,800 per person campaign fund raising birthday bash in Chicago on August 3rd.

    Nor does he want to be blamed for outing the fact that the Social Security Lock Box is full of IOUs and moths.

    My prediction: The GOP will adopt the Krauthammer strategy of calling Obama's Bluff with a few months of debt ceiling relief accompanied by an equivalent level of spending cuts. The House will pass it...as will the Senate (again, calling their bluff).

    The Dems control the White House and the Senate. The MSM will do the heavy lifting of trying to blame the GOP for a government shut down, and a certain number of moonbats and the gullible will fall for it. But at the end of the day, Obama owns the economy and a shut down...and he is No Bill Clinton.
     
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    I would think a 100 million votes lost, would be a significant reason for the right to cave.

    Do you think I would vote for the right if they cut off my benefits, foreclosed on my property, bankrupt me, ruined my credit score and defaulted on other credit?:eusa_angel:
     
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    Ultimately, the buck stops with Obama.

    And he will be the one who takes the heat not the Republicans.

    Even if in reality they are the cause.
     
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    "Charade"? If it wasn't for the GOP majority in congress we wouldn't even be talking about spending. Democrats would have continued down the road to ruin borrowing from our great-grandkids to finance new federal bureaucracies. They would lie to us just like the chairman of the House Banking committee did when he was supposed to supervise Fannie Mae and told us it was doing fine while it was on the verge of collapse. As far as the game of "chicken" goes the democrat will always have the advantage of unquestioned support by most of the media but Americans are better informed than they were during the good old days of Cronkite and Rather liberal propaganda.
     
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    I disagree. He is following a long held tradition of increasing the debt limit to prevent default. And he has the bucks to advertise his views. Those hurt by the right will know the right stuck them. It is quite clear by the righty opposition that supports the Obamian view point, the right radicals are in deep stuff.
     
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    Republicans have a history of caving and until they do otherwise I would bet money they cave this time too.
     
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    You need to step back and look at it rationally and logically.

    The left and Democrats will blame the Republicans.

    And the Republicans will blame Obama

    That's just how it is. :cool:
     

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