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February 08, 2010


Danube of Thought

Oh, how I pray that the GOP thinks long and hard about this thing before going along. They're winning, and the first concession ought to come from the guys who are losing. And Obama has already announced that he won't give it.

Jack is Back!


Its the old "rope a dope" strategy Ali used to employ to sucker Joe in and get him arm weary then explode off the ropes, dance the jig, jab, jab, jab, dance some more, wear him down and then drop him.

They need to make him come to the middle of ring so its punch, counter-punch. Don't let him set the rules. Don't let the TV guys set the rules.

Its a dangerous game if they let him suck them in on his own terms. No winner here but him.


I think Obama being forced to admit {untruthfully] that he is not an idealogue is a win for the repubs. They also got him to admit that he knew they had presented ideas about healthcare and he rejected them. I thought that Friday meeting was a draw. Obama came across as snippy and evasive.In the future let the dems hang themselves on national TV trying to jam a healthcare plan down our throats. Let them swing in the wind
until everyone sees their plans won't work. I think this meeting is a chgeck off so then they can use it as an excuse to go the reconciliation route.


Doesn't matter what you think, maryrose. I'm sorry to say. His only bump up in the polls seems to be in conjunction with that bipartisan stunt.The muddle seems to love that carp.


Obama boxed himself in at the GOP retreat. He has to try and shoot down the GOP ideas. If he insists that the starting point is the Obama care mess they should tell him to take a long walk on a short pier. If he's willing to start from stratch them it worth it.


Am I nuts or is this the third time TM has told this story?


Meanwhile, Wall Street is getting tired of playing “kick the ‘fat cat’ banker”

“The expectation in Washington is that ‘We can kick you around, and you are still going to give us money,’ ” said a top official at a major Wall Street firm, speaking on the condition of anonymity for fear of alienating the White House. “We are not going to play that game anymore.”


Yep, Jane, or is it four times?

C'mon, Tom, we are paying attention -- even if you are making some new point you don't need to repeat the details, a link to a previous post should suffice for that part!


Yep, Jane, or is it four times?

Cathy - Oh thank God. I haven't been able to do more than skim in quite awhie and I was sure I was going nuts.

Mike Giles

I hope the first question the assembled Republicans ask is whether we are starting from the beginning, and crafting AN ENTIRELY NEW BILL IN A BIPARTISAN MANNER. If the Democrats answer in any other manner, other then yes - which they will - the Republicans, should reply that there's really no need for them here as they refuse to simply provide cover for the same old failed legislation. Then stand as a group and walk out.


What comes around .. goes around ...

Mr. Bush Obama has reacted by railing against Democrats Republicans for obstruction - as if Democrats Republicans are duty-bound to breathe life into his agenda and, even sillier, as if opposing a plan that the people do not want is an illegitimate tactic for an opposition party.
Rather than accept defeat and consider alternatives, Mr. Bush Obama is becoming even more feckless as public and political opposition mounts. On Tuesday, in a lame ploy to draw the Democrats Republicans to the table, he ...


--Its the old "rope a dope" strategy Ali used to employ to sucker Joe in and get him arm weary then explode off the ropes, dance the jig, jab, jab, jab, dance some more, wear him down and then drop him.--

Rope-a-dope was on George Foreman, no?


You can't debate a liar.

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