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The GOP and Round Two

gtanv Wrote: Jan 03, 2013 12:58 AM
Had me right up to the exemption for defense. EVERYTHING has to be on the table. Defense can be more efficient, the armed forces can be smaller. Defense cannot be exempt...we tell seniors that "every senior is at risk", then we are saying that this is a real crisis. That doesn't fly if we aren't willing to consider shutting down some bases in Germany, Japan, Korea and the 100 other countries where we keep troops.

President Obama won the first round of his second term, but thanks to Mitch McConnell the beating wasn’t as severe as it could have been.

The period between the election and the turn of the calendar was dominated by the president, with Speaker John Boehner as his foil. The Speaker always seemed to assume the president was negotiating in good faith, even as the campaign events continued, and even as he was pummeled day and night by the president and his surrogates in the MSM.

The collapse of the Speaker's and the GOP’s ability to make an argument was complete...