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Response to joshcryer (Reply #19)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 11:50 PM

23. Ha ha! Clearly, I was optimistic.

That EV map is worth a laugh now, though.

The error of my ways is clear to me in hindsight: I simply did not account for the fact that such a shockingly hypocritical move could be completely ignored by the press and the public... and Democratic House candidates? What the fuck?

Conservative enthusiasm was not dampened, I presume because they have no idea it ever happened.

But it seems to have been the critical balance in half a dozen critical Senate elections, most of which went our way.

Maybe the idea was that the tax-cut-hostage game could be played again this January. Maintaining the cuts for the middle class while letting them expire for the rich is the closest thing to an actual economic stimulus measure we're likely to get, so perhaps the Democrats decided they would try, one last time, to elicit a compromise....

Eh, whatever. It was a bad guess on my part, but it was still a very good year for the Ds.

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