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Sat Jan 5, 2013, 08:44 AM

"...the GOP appears checkmated."

http://www.boomantribune.com/story/2013/1/4/175138/6021


We Won't Play

by BooMan
Fri Jan 4th, 2013 at 05:51:38 PM EST

I don't know if he will ultimately vote to confirm Chuck Hagel as our next Secretary of Defense, but it doesn't sound like Chuck Schumer is going to engage in any negotiations with the Republicans over the debt ceiling. Without the Senate being willing to even discuss the matter, the GOP appears checkmated. I can't find the right metaphor for this situation. It's like a teenager who plans to drive daddy's car into a telephone pole but can't get ahold of the keys. I anticipate a big tantrum.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 08:52 AM

1. Yep, I predict a meltdown too, I mean we are already in the process.

Mental fibrillation all over Republican land.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 09:40 AM

2. Hagel

will be approved with at least 85 votes. Senatorial privilege and all.

Few Dems will oppose the President's nominee, and I doubt any Republicans will. If the President nominates him, he sails to confirmation.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 10:15 AM

3. They would be nuts to back off on the debt ceiling

this shit has never happened like this before.

This president is being treated, sorry for being blut and unpolished, but completely accurate, like a bitch over it.

Dig your heels, either they pass it straight or you use whatever options you have.

And, despite all of this usual teenage bravado over it, the republicans don't have jack for a "hand" on it.

Everyone will know and blame them for defaulting us just like they would have if they did not allow a deal to get done this week.

But, these are democrats, so being pushed around is where they come home, so you never know.

Now, the sequester or government funding bill ... THAT is where things are going to get ugly, and people here will have to be prepared for some shit to go down that they won't like one big.

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Response to Cosmocat (Reply #3)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 11:09 AM

4. I couldn't agree more.

And no matter how hard they get slapped every time, they come back for more. Republicans have battered woman's syndrome. And I don't say that lightly or jokingly.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 01:20 PM

5. I think they need a Time Out

 


They should have had a nap and perhaps a snack, but now they gotten themselves into so much trouble they need a serious time out where they can cry themselves to sleep.

It does nothing to appease their whining at this point, they cannot be reasoned with. They are completely irrational.

Maybe after they go to sleep (for twenty years) we can listen to what they say again...after they apologize for what they did.

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