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Thu Dec 20, 2012, 09:25 PM

I think Obama has slowly been playing chess 8 steps ahead. Checkmate is very close. [View all]

I read a lot of politics. I read a lot of DU.

I have never understood Obama because he plays too many moves ahead for me to understand. Gay Soldiers? I thought he would ignore that and....suddenly Don't ask don't tell is gone.

I thought Hillary was going to destroy him and he outplayed her.

Romney and his ilk thought they had him beat and they didn't wake up until they were already lambs at the slaughter.

I don't know what he is doing. I just can't think that many moves ahead. Usually a politician trumpets their every victory. Obama has trumpeted nothing yet. Which makes me think he is only part way through his game.

But the fiscal cliff, I believe, is not what we think it is. I think it is a well-played trap that is going to leave the Republican so damaged that they will fracture from within, be destroyed from without, and be left with a weakened party that is going to have their power slowly drained from their well-payed for red states and red legislatures.

I do know this... this humiliation they are being led into will be ever so sweet a revenge for all the crap they have been heaping on the American Public.

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