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    “Call his bluff” is the new “Yes we can”

    “Call his bluff” is the new “Yes we can”

    “It was not the fault of the Captain of the Titanic.”

    Really?  I think the survivors might disagree. 

    Which is why Obama will not call his own bluff.

    Ever since Obama offered that challenge to Eric Cantor, the chorus of people calling for Obama’s bluff to be called is growing.  Which, of course, is exactly the opposite of what Obama hoped to accomplish by telling people not to call his bluff.

    Please note, I was in favor of calling his bluff before he was in favor of not calling his bluff.

    “Call his bluff” is the new “Yes we can.”

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    Ma Kettle | July 15, 2011 at 10:38 am

    The time has come not to make the tough decisions, that’s long past but to take action and live with the consequences if they’re wrong.

    The Rino Party would free itself from the re-election trap( of only making decisions to get re-elected)and become the Party brave enough and courageous enough to take a honest position, even if it makes a humble mistake, to tackle the problems with new methods.

    If the worst outcome is a humble mistake then it would be the greatest outcome, by way that it’s taking the country’s decision making processes to a higher level for all of us.

    We are sunk if we don’t pray for help and do something new.


       
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      JayDick in reply to Ma Kettle. | July 15, 2011 at 3:52 pm

      One of the consequences of not raising the debt ceiling will be that Obama will get reelected in 2012. When people stop getting checks they were counting on, Obama will blame Republicans; with help from the press, he will be successful. He will also blame Republicans for a weak economy between now and election, successfully.

      At this point, it is certain that bad things are going to happen. The only open questions are which bad things and who gets the blame. Republicans main objective at this point should be to make sure that Obama gets the blame. McConnell’s plan is one way to do that.


         
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        Milhouse in reply to JayDick. | July 15, 2011 at 4:39 pm

        It’s odd that when Reagan shut down the government rather than sign the budget Congress gave him, it was his fault, but when Clinton did the same it was Congress’s fault. Now 0bama has spent and borrowed his way up to the limit of authorised debt, which was raised in 2006 over his protest, and somehow that’s the Republicans’ fault?


           
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          JayDick in reply to Milhouse. | July 15, 2011 at 5:32 pm

          Of course not. But since when is truth relevant to Obama or the mainstream press? All that really counts here is perception and Obama and the press can convince enough of the public that Republicans are responsible for all the bad things that would result from not raising the debt limit plus several others that have nothing to do with the debt limit.

    My worry is that there are too many indications that McConnell and Reid have already started resurrecting an iceberg to sink this ship.


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