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The True Disciple of Saul Alinsky

Origanalist Again Wrote: Dec 04, 2012 12:36 AM
" We are at such a moment. " John Boehner is no profile in courage.
Fooling Wrote: Dec 04, 2012 1:18 AM
He is a crybaby, literally, who is more suited to a bra and panties than a coat and tie.

With all due respect to the gentle ladies in the congress.
Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner's opening bid to Speaker John Boehner, a demand for $1.6 trillion in new taxes, was not meant as a serious offer. It was an ultimatum couched in an insult. Translation:

"We won the election. We have the whip hand. Not only are you going to sign on to higher tax rates and higher tax revenues, we are going to rub your Tea Party noses in your coming capitulation."

That Boehner did not throw the offer back in Geithner's face and tell him, "Give me a call, Tim, when you're serious," suggests that the speaker feels he is...