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The True Disciple of Saul Alinsky

ksatifka Wrote: Dec 04, 2012 8:38 PM
OD: I've had it with your insufferable, condescending racist posts. Please don't advise me to read them more carefully. JackieDEE has way more patience than I do with her endless back and forth with you. BTW, are we supposed to be impressed that you claim to be a Harvard professor? Well, I'm not!
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...