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GOP Puts Spotlight on Feckless Senate Democrats

ckohlbeck Wrote: Jan 21, 2013 12:06 PM
This is what SHOULD HAPPEN, but Boehner doesn't have enough backbone to do it. I think it would surprise everybody including Demos how much the favorable shift to Repubs would take place if Boehner exercised his powers. Instaed, he seems dedicated to making Obummer happy. Can't remember of ever seeing somebody so beholkden to the opposite party as he is. FinanceManager
Have the House Republicans come up with a winning strategy on the debt ceiling and spending cuts? Or just a viable one? Maybe so.

They certainly need one that is at least the latter, if not the former. Barack Obama is up in the polls since the election, as most re-elected presidents have been. The most recent NBC/Wall Street Journal poll shows him with 52 percent approval and 44 percent disapproval. Other public polls have similar results.

In contrast, the NBC/WSJ poll reports that only 26 percent have positive feelings about the Republican Party and 51 negative feelings. Toward Speaker John...