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Wed Dec 12, 2012, 04:00 PM

Dems Prepare To Stare Down GOP Over Debt Limit

BRIAN BEUTLER DECEMBER 12, 2012, 3:15 PM 1615
President Obama has made it abundantly clear he will not surrender to the GOPís demands if Republicans refuse to raise the debt limit next year. Democratic leaders on Capitol Hill say they have his back.

But what about rank and file Democrats? If the GOP is serious about replaying the 2011 debt limit crisis next year, would they unite behind Obama? If House Republicans pass debt ceiling legislation which includes billions or even trillions of dollars in cuts to social programs next year, and then leave town just before the deadline, would House and Senate Dems really call John Boehnerís bluff?

Early signs suggest they would.

ďI donít think the country will stand for it and I think Democrats will make it clear that you cannot threaten the economy of the United States for your political purposes,Ē Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) said in response to a question from TPM on Wednesday.

Rank and file Democrats are starting to back him up. ...

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Reply Dems Prepare To Stare Down GOP Over Debt Limit (Original post)
DonViejo Dec 2012 OP
Cha Dec 2012 #1
sheshe2 Dec 2012 #7
Cha Dec 2012 #9
sheshe2 Dec 2012 #10
JoSpits Dec 2012 #2
The Magistrate Dec 2012 #3
Skittles Dec 2012 #4
mac56 Dec 2012 #11
cliffordu Dec 2012 #15
Voltaire Dec 2012 #16
Avalux Dec 2012 #5
Myrina Dec 2012 #13
Filibuster Harry Dec 2012 #6
forestpath Dec 2012 #8
Kablooie Dec 2012 #12
politicaljunkie41910 Dec 2012 #14

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 04:17 PM

1. AKA/Dems will stare down America's Mortal

Enemy.

President Obama has made it abundantly clear he will not surrender to the GOPís demands if Republicans refuse to raise the debt limit next year. Democratic leaders on Capitol Hill say they have his back.


This is what I'm talkin' about!

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Response to Cha (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 05:17 PM

7. Wow here is the response I got for saying "I will take your back"

When I was defending my president! LOL, I think you remember which post I mean Cha!

Now we see the phrase again a few days later!

Great post BTW!





You said "I will take your back". Are you an American and eligible to be a Democrat and vote?

There are people who are not eligible to be Democrats and vote because they are foreigners. Some post from Canada, England, Australia, and possibly even India and China.

Is this phrase "I will take your back" a common one in your community? You said "I will take your back". Are you an American and eligible to be a Democrat and vote?

***And Another answer to my response Both of these are from the same poster!***

A simple "yes" would do. When there are people on this board who are not eligible to be Democrats

and vote in US elections because they are foreigners in foreign countries, and when someone uses a relatively odd phrase which indicates that they might be a foreigner and ineligible to be a Democrat, it is certainly appropriate to ask the two questions that I did.


My inquiry began after you said: "I will take your back."

My two questions were:
(1) Are you an American and eligible to be a Democrat and vote?
(2) Is this phrase "I will take your back" a common one in your community?

I suggest that the questions are reasonable ones because most Americans have never heard of the phrase "I will take your back."

That phrase is not one commonly used. A Google search for the phrase shows that it is not commonly used.


Somehow I think that this is an incident where you protest too much.


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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #7)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 09:52 PM

9. I will take your back, too, she2..

There.. it's in the lexicon now!



Found during the Campaign on http://theobamadiary.com/

Too much time spent on trying to make you sound ineligible.. Not Gonna Happen.

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Response to Cha (Reply #9)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 10:15 PM

10. Thank yoooooou Cha! Right back at you!

Sure looks like the secret service has his back in that pic too!

Thanks to the Service that keeps our President safe!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 04:24 PM

2. Spam deleted by SidDithers (MIR Team)

 

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 04:24 PM

3. It Has To Be Done, Sir

"Every normal man must at times be tempted to hoist the black flag, spit on his hands, and start cutting throats."

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Response to The Magistrate (Reply #3)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 04:36 PM

4. CORRECT

BRING IT ON

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Response to The Magistrate (Reply #3)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 10:31 PM

11. true

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Response to The Magistrate (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 02:51 PM

15. Exactly.

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Response to The Magistrate (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 03:43 PM

16. You are correct sir

This game, as has been said, ain't beanbag. Its nut-cutting time, and the GOP needs to get back a thousandfold what they have been dishing out all this time. I ain't going to be happy until the GOP is destroyed.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 04:42 PM

5. Hell yeah! Call his bluff, spit in his face.

I actually would like to see that....

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Response to Avalux (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 09:31 AM

13. Well, spitting is gross ...

.... but if the Dems truly DO it - like, literally stare them down, that would be a sight worth recording from CSpan.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 05:06 PM

6. President and the Democrats need to stand their ground. Do I hear a gov't shutdown?

If that is what it takes then do it. Speaker Boehner will lead this country to the fiscal cliff and a government shutdown. Now that is something to cry about.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 07:37 PM

8. I'll believe it when I see it. Until then, I'm not getting my hopes up!

 

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 04:00 AM

12. We hear big talk every single time there is conflict like this.

But I can't remember even one case where they followed through with it.

Words mean nothing.




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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 02:19 PM

14. Besides, any damage caused to the stock market is likely to impact

the top 2% moreso than the 98%. Bring It On.

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