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Mon Dec 3, 2012, 08:31 AM

Operation Rolling Tantrum

Oh, boy. This isn’t going to end, even when or if a deal is reached on defusing the austerity bomb; John Boehner has just declared that he’s going to hold the full faith and credit of the United States hostage every time we hit the debt limit. Nor will it be a case of holding the nation at gunpoint until it meets GOP demands; Republicans are signaling that they don’t intend to make any specific proposals, they’re just going to yell and stamp their feet until Obama soothes them somehow.

So this is going to be nightmarish, unless Obama surrenders — which I don’t think he will (because he shouldn’t).

And one thing to think about: if the next two years are, as they seem likely to be, one long Republican tantrum, the 2014 election is not going to be a normal midterm. It will instead be a referendum on GOP obstructionism, which may attract a lot more attention — and much higher turnout — than normal.

http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/12/02/operation-rolling-tantrum/


Krugman's 2014 elections predictions...I do believe he is on the money.

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Mon Dec 3, 2012, 01:49 PM

1. I think if they do this the public is going to be good and tired of them

And we will finally see the end of the republican party as a force in America. At least for a while.

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Mon Dec 3, 2012, 07:26 PM

2. It certainly will not help them yet we still need Obama to push hard and keep the focus

on their intransigence.

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