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David__77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-04-10 12:07 AM
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8. Isn't negotiation different than giving the GOP what it wants on taxes?
And what they want is to extend all the cuts for the same duration of time. If that happens, I fail to see how that isn't capitulation. If the rich cuts were extended for two years, and the rest were made permanent, that would be reflective of "compromise."
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  -Harkin: If Obama Caves On Taxes, He Better Pray For Palin In 2012 laughingliberal  Dec-03-10 10:53 PM   #0 
  - THE RELATIVE EASE OF FINGER-POINTING....  ProSense   Dec-03-10 10:59 PM   #1 
  - I doubt that seeing Harkin's remarks in FULL CONTEXT will be very popular  CakeGrrl   Dec-04-10 12:52 AM   #11 
  - I agree. There is absolutely no basis to believe that Obama will give in to the 'con's THIS TIME.  rhett o rick   Dec-04-10 12:55 AM   #12 
  - Certainly. First kick this football.  aquart   Dec-04-10 09:16 AM   #17 
  - But he DID! What a shocker! n/t  donco6   Dec-06-10 08:45 PM   #27 
  - How exactly did Democrats stray from the baseline Obama set?  Winterblues   Dec-06-10 12:09 PM   #24 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-06-10 08:50 PM   #29 
     - Did I put those words in Harkin's mouth?  ProSense   Dec-06-10 08:52 PM   #30 
        - Dude, he *is* wrong  whatchamacallit   Dec-06-10 08:54 PM   #31 
           - I'm not a "dude"  ProSense   Dec-06-10 08:57 PM   #32 
              - Oh, sorry :/ (nt)  whatchamacallit   Dec-06-10 08:58 PM   #33 
  - Damn right.  Catshrink   Dec-03-10 11:02 PM   #2 
  - It is odd that Harkin makes that statement when he was  OhioBlue   Dec-03-10 11:05 PM   #3 
  - Isn't negotiation different than giving the GOP what it wants on taxes?  David__77   Dec-04-10 12:07 AM   #8 
     - It seems that negotiation vs capitulation is in the eye of the  OhioBlue   Dec-04-10 12:34 AM   #9 
        - Compromise is not in the equation.  Dr.Phool   Dec-04-10 03:12 AM   #14 
  - To be fair, Harkin also needs to publicly lash out at those Dem colleagues who will  TwilightGardener   Dec-03-10 11:06 PM   #4 
  - Unlike some, Harkin doesn't need to "burnish HIS credentials". Tom Harkin  saracat   Dec-03-10 11:19 PM   #6 
     - Harkin is hopefully applying similar pressure to his colleagues. They can certainly  TwilightGardener   Dec-03-10 11:27 PM   #7 
  - Govenment Jobs are good paying jobs.  Skink   Dec-03-10 11:11 PM   #5 
  - Tom never really loved him.  Bluebear   Dec-04-10 12:42 AM   #10 
  - Do you think Senator Harkin  ProSense   Dec-04-10 12:59 AM   #13 
  - Harkin is right.  TexasObserver   Dec-04-10 03:22 AM   #15 
  - uh, "blunter"?  ixion   Dec-04-10 04:54 AM   #16 
  - it's like he wants Palin to be president.  nashville_brook   Dec-04-10 09:21 AM   #18 
  - Lol! nt  laughingliberal   Dec-04-10 10:12 AM   #19 
  - Will she take McCrazy on as VP?  Dr.Phool   Dec-04-10 01:32 PM   #20 
     - or might she choose someone she could really push around, like...  nashville_brook   Dec-04-10 06:15 PM   #21 
  - K&R  amborin   Dec-04-10 06:43 PM   #22 
  - Dang, Too Late to Rec  Dinger   Dec-06-10 11:33 AM   #23 
  - K&R  bvar22   Dec-06-10 12:34 PM   #25 
  - NO LEADERSHIP from the White House is the problem  4dsc   Dec-06-10 12:36 PM   #26 
  - He's still got two years left to make things even worse.  donco6   Dec-06-10 08:47 PM   #28 

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