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GOP Puts Spotlight on Feckless Senate Democrats

johnm h Wrote: Jan 21, 2013 8:26 AM
One of the image problems is that even conservatives and journalists who should know better use democrat language. "Default" for instance. There is no risk of default. What is required is that the administration set priorities. Obviously paying existing debt is number one and rolling over existing debt is number two. After that it may hurt but it isn't default and it isn't closing the govt..
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...