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Obama doesn't have to compromise with Republicans

OneOfTheseDays

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He has the upper hand with regards to sequestration. He gets the tax increases he wants and major cuts to defense. By doing nothing, Democrats get exactly what they've wanted for some time.

The Republicans HAVE to compromise. They have no choice.
 

Hayabusa Rider

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You overestimate. What you can expect is four years of gridlock. I'm hoping both sides well stop being idiots and start thinking. Not likely, but it could happen.
 

OneOfTheseDays

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You overestimate. What you can expect is four years of gridlock. I'm hoping both sides well stop being idiots and start thinking. Not likely, but it could happen.
No you don't understand.

By simply not doing ANYTHING, the Democrats get exactly what they want. Tax increases and defense cuts.
 

glenn1

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Sure, he has the upper hand, on this one subject. Probably not a great idea if he wants even a shred of cooperation on other issues though. He'd be far better off by allowing them some small concessions for them to save face, since the GOP led House still controls the purse.
 

MovingTarget

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Obama once extended his hand to the GOP in a spirit of compromise. He got bitten for it. He does not need to repeat the same mistake.

Time to spend that political capitol.
 

JEDIYoda

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You overestimate. What you can expect is four years of gridlock. I'm hoping both sides well stop being idiots and start thinking. Not likely, but it could happen.
agreed!! The main reason that is not likely is because if both sides want to take the credit for whatever good were to happen!!
 
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Boehner has already come out tonight to declare that congress will not consider anything on taxes now that Obama has been re-elected.
 

OneOfTheseDays

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Fiscal cliff will come. Democrats do nothing and basically get everything they want.

Republicans are in NO POSITION to make demands.
 

tweaker2

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Boehner has already come out tonight to declare that congress will not consider anything on taxes now that Obama has been re-elected.
Methinks Boehner suffers from sour grapes and short-sightedness. It's like spanking a thoroughly spoiled child: All you get out of it is a red-faced, vein bulging, eye popping brat screaming in blood curdling hair raising defiance.
 

monovillage

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You either don't read the news, get news from a poor source, or have problems with memory loss like most Americans.
How about a link and a quote? Like this one about Rahm.

Rahm, writes Woodward, responded to such Republican complaints with, “We have the votes. Fuck ’em.” Cantor boasts that Obama (and Rahm) did the Republicans a favor: “…he had unified and energized the losers.
http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/Felsenthal-Files/September-2012/Bob-Woodwards-The-Price-of-Politics-Rahms-Behavior-Then-and-Now/
 

Jaskalas

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You overestimate. What you can expect is four years of gridlock. I'm hoping both sides well stop being idiots and start thinking. Not likely, but it could happen.
I want four years of gridlock. It forces the states to recognize the need to do things themselves.
 

DrPizza

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If the Republicans continue to act in the manner that they did once they decided the most important thing is to get Obama out of office - the public is going to start catching on - they can kiss their seats good-bye. (Pun intended.) It's the Republicans who need to learn to compromise.
 

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