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Old 10-11-2013, 10:33 AM  
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House Republicans have sent the White House a revised proposal to lift the debt ceiling for six weeks, as well as reopen government through December 15th, which was their original spending proposal before the partial shutdown. The revised GOP plan reflects the demands Obama made in a meeting with House GOP Leaders on Thursday. It also reflects the unwillingness of the DC GOP to face a fiscal showdown with Democrats.

In exchange for meeting, at least momentarily, all of Obama's demands, the House GOP is seeking a "framework" for future negotiations on addressing longer-term budget issues. These negotiations would be led for the Republicans by Rep. Paul Ryan, who is likely to seek a "grand bargain" resolving the nation's structural budget problems.

After such a swift capitulation on the current impasse, how likely is it that the GOP will be able to extract meaningful reforms during yet another round of budget talks? House Leadership has already shown that, when nearing an actual deadline, it will cave while extracting very few concessions.

The GOP surrender comes at a time when it is in a stronger position than it was during the partial government shutdown in 1995/96. The public generally blames both parties and President Obama for the fiscal stalemate. Obama's approval ratings, meanwhile, have cratered to 37%, the lowest of his Presidency.

In addition, 61% of the public thinks significant spending cuts have to be part of any deal to lift the debt ceiling. By that, they mean actual cuts, not a "framework" to discuss cuts.

The House GOP has signaled to the Democrats that it is desperate to end the stand-off. They will, of course, promise that they will have more "leverage" next time. They've said that so many times, they probably even believe it.
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Old 10-11-2013, 09:06 PM   #46
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You get wood when you type teabaggers dont you
It's about as funny as Democraps. Comedy is hard for some.
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Old 10-13-2013, 08:56 AM   #47
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It's about as funny as Democraps. Comedy is hard for some.
I laugh at 99 out of 100 post from CosmoCarney
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Old 10-13-2013, 09:44 AM   #48
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John McCain disagrees with you (from today on Fox News):

"Let's have a little straight talk, Martha," McCain said. "[The administration] wouldn't have had the opportunity to handle it that way if we had not shut down the government on a fool's errand that we were not going to accomplish. The whole premise of shutting down the government was the repeal of Obamacare.
He's a Democrat though--wearing Republican clothing. So he's irrelevant.
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Old 10-13-2013, 09:46 AM   #49
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You get wood when you type teabaggers dont you
Yes, but ALL the commies do.
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Old 10-13-2013, 09:55 AM   #50
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He's a Democrat though--wearing Republican clothing. So he's irrelevant.
John Mccain was the R candidate in 2008...Herp EEEEE Derp....What's wrong with this country?
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Old 10-13-2013, 09:55 AM   #51
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Yes, but ALL the commies do.
Says the lady whose interpretation of the constitution is right along the same level of competency as my 4 year old granddaughter's interpretation of Shakespeare.
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Old 10-13-2013, 10:03 AM   #52
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It's about as funny as Democraps. Comedy is hard for some.
It's petty and childish. It's no different than saying dumbocrat or republitard.

Those on the left who are not complete parrots tend to avoid it, but the parrots just parrot.
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Old 10-13-2013, 02:16 PM   #53
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