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Get A Bill Passed, Mr. Speaker

Cardinal5671 Wrote: Jan 08, 2013 12:26 PM
Principles are important....very important. But they don't mean anything unless you can win elections so you can put them into practice.

Republicans are 1-4 against President Obama, having lost two elections and two big showdowns with him. The only time the GOP won a round was after the blowout of 2010, and that win was limited in time –a two year extension of the Bush era tax rates.

There are at least three more showdowns with the president ahead, one of them in the immediate future as the debt limit looms. The president began this round last week, and was backed up in his posturing by Chuck Schumer. The president says he won’t negotiate over the debt limit. Schumer says “Yeah, that’s...