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Posted by scheming daemons in General Discussion
Tue Aug 02nd 2011, 06:58 AM
Interesting to see perspectives from the other side:


And in the political analysis, there is only one player who came out of this with everything he wanted: Barack Obama.

Obama wasn’t trying to advance a policy objective. Not even once did he let the articulation of such a thing pass his lips. Rather he had two specific objectives that he had to get at all costs:

1) To get Republicans to propose specific spending cuts that Democrats can use against them in the coming elections, while not making any such proposals himself; and
2) To silence the fiscal debate until after his election in 2012.

The president won on both counts. Everything else that was at stake in the negotiation was a nice-to-have for him, not a need-to-have.
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The downside for conservatives is clear: We’ve lost our last chance for a meaningful discussion on fiscal reform, until there’s another financial or economic crisis.


http://www.redstate.com/blackhedd/2011/08/... /
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Posted by scheming daemons in General Discussion
Tue Aug 02nd 2011, 06:58 AM
Interesting to see perspectives from the other side:


And in the political analysis, there is only one player who came out of this with everything he wanted: Barack Obama.

Obama wasn’t trying to advance a policy objective. Not even once did he let the articulation of such a thing pass his lips. Rather he had two specific objectives that he had to get at all costs:

1) To get Republicans to propose specific spending cuts that Democrats can use against them in the coming elections, while not making any such proposals himself; and
2) To silence the fiscal debate until after his election in 2012.

The president won on both counts. Everything else that was at stake in the negotiation was a nice-to-have for him, not a need-to-have.
.
.
.
The downside for conservatives is clear: We’ve lost our last chance for a meaningful discussion on fiscal reform, until there’s another financial or economic crisis.


http://www.redstate.com/blackhedd/2011/08/... /
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Posted by scheming daemons in General Discussion
Tue May 03rd 2011, 12:16 AM
This one:



or this one:





I don't mean killed necessarily, and not even by us. But which one is next to be "forceably removed from his current position?"


I think Bashar might last a little longer than Gaddafi....
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