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Republicans' Ace in the Hole: Simpson-Bowles?

Libs_Are_UsefulIdiots Wrote: Nov 30, 2012 8:45 PM
"AmericanLiberal" and "Constitutional Liberal" both OXYMORONS !!!
AmericanLiberal Wrote: Nov 30, 2012 9:21 PM
America is impossible to imagine without liberalism. Unfortunately, you losers, the descendents of slaveowners and lynch mobs, have also been an integral part of our moral heritage. But my side is the better part of it.
HoovervilleFollies Wrote: Nov 30, 2012 9:46 PM
Your reference to lynch mobs will tempt the TH parrots to bring up the tired old bit about the Democrats being the party of the KKK. Interesting how they never acknowledge -- and probably don't know -- that party characteristics change over time. Present-day GOP members are no more connected to Lincoln than present-day Democrats are connected to the South's brutal legacy. Conservative traits, on the other hand, are more enduring.

Democrats appear to have the upper hand on the politics of the fiscal cliff, which might explain their brash pronouncements and mind-blowing conceptualization of "compromise."  This morning I outlined three possible contingencies for Republicans, none of which is especially attractive.  But is there a fourth way?  The GOP's dilemma is a doozy.  Their opponents, emboldened by the election, are pushing for counter-productive tax hikes on "the rich" -- a politically popular...