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The GOP and Round Two

nomore Wrote: Jan 03, 2013 7:19 AM
Flaming, Can you possibly not know that the "spending cuts" proposed are really just cuts to the projected growth of spending, not to the spending itself? There are NO spending cuts proposed by the Democrats----all cuts are to the projected growth. Consequently, in most cases, we spend more on programs---maybe less than Congress had proposed, but more than the year before. No matter how much money one makes (or revenue one steals from the people as is the case here) one will still be in a hole if one spends more than that. Now do you understand? We DO have a spending problem, NOT a revenue problem.

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...