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October 17, 2013



The Republicans have no other course but to run on, Whatever Obama's for we are Against! They can't run on their "Let'em Die!" and more tax cuts fro the Rich platform openly because it's a killer in a Center-Left America.

Of course, they can just start purging the voters and setting up a two-tiered voting system and win that way...

Ross C

I do doubt Obama's 11-dimensional chess skills, and yet he has, more than any politician I have seen in 50-odd years, mastered the art of stepping aside as his adversaries run toward the cliff. He made a huge blunder in the first debt ceiling incident, but he learned the lesson well: my offer is nothing. As has been stated by others as well, he is unusually lucky in having the enemies he does.

Please proceed, GOP.

You Don't Say

Curious how Krauthammer, and others, are not asking the party of personal responsibility to take any responsibility.

And what does his excuse say about the GOP? If true, it says the GOP are easily outwitted, incapable of making their own choices, moved around like pawns.

I suppose it's easier than accepting the truth.

Ross C

One more thing: I am truly sorry I missed Fox News last night. I only ever turn it on about twice a decade, but I seem to have an uncanny knack for tuning in at the right moment. The last time I switched it on, it was just in time for Karl Rove's election night Stages-of-Grief-fest. And the only random sliver of the Republican Convention that I watched presented the spectacle of Clint Eastwood's one-man, one-chair scenery chewing. Last night would have made a trifecta. Can't win 'em all.


The president is only trying to get things done. You know, like he was elected to do. The republicans are fracturing themselves and airing their dirty laundry in public. Once again, the party of personal responsibility acts the victim, pointing fingers at everyone else every time they lose.


I think Obama's "Machiavellianism" is like Truman's "giving them hell".

"I never gave anybody hell. I just told the truth, and they thought it was hell." -- Harry Truman

I personally think Obama plays the Republicans like a matador plays a bull, for the greater good.

Chris Andersen

You forget just how much the Republicans hate Obama. That hate is so extreme that even when Obama tries to be (sincerely) nice to them it just irritates them even more.

So Obama's amiability *is* a tactic that will divide the GOP.

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