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Let Obama be Obama

elko-mike Wrote: Nov 22, 2012 8:38 PM
"... thereby shielding itself from the unwelcome consequences of its own ideology ...", which is exactly why Republicans should stop negotiating against phantom proposals and make Obama submit a budget that actually balances. That is the process; Boehner should force the Democrats to follow it by simply saying "We will act with dispatch on the budget when Obama or Reid submit one."

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