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(Ottawa Citizen)   Canadian perspective: "What is playing out is essentially a Washington blame game, an Inside the Beltway version of reality TV, with Republicans and Democrats voting each other off the island"   (ottawacitizen.com ) divider line
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783 clicks; posted to Politics » on 07 Oct 2013 at 11:37 AM (2 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-10-07 11:15:37 AM  
3 votes:
The tribe has spoken, you are the weakest link.

GOODBYE!
2013-10-07 11:46:36 AM  
1 vote:
Both sides are bad so eat poutine.
2013-10-07 11:41:01 AM  
1 vote:
But two things are clear in the budget impasse.

First, health reform is a signature piece of legislation for Obama. There is no chance that he would allow himself to be rolled on it by the Republicans.

Second, the Tea Party has broken constitutional convention in terms of the division of powers. They have provoked what amounts to a constitutional crisis. Such is the significance of the standoff that Obama cancelled an important trip to Asia to attend the APEC summit of heads of government.


Third, if Obama caves in to these lunatics, then it's opening the door to all kinds of future lunacy. A line in the sand must be drawn NOW.

"We've made too many compromises already. Too many retreats. They invade our space and we fall back. They assimilate entire worlds, and we fall back. Not again! The line must be drawn HERE! This far, no further!" - Captain Jean Luc Obama
2013-10-07 11:39:52 AM  
1 vote:
A blame game?  Only if you really, really dumb down the situation.
 
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