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(RedState)   Last month: if Obama is re-elected, this country will drive over a fiscal cliff. This month: what cliff?   ( redstate.com) divider line
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2012-11-12 10:41:12 AM  
9 votes:

bwilson27: We should blow up the parliament.

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Fool, you don't know what you even talking about. We blow up every time we on stage
2012-11-12 10:26:58 AM  
8 votes:
We should prevent Obama driving us off this cliff by making it illegal for black people to drive.
2012-11-12 10:33:38 AM  
4 votes:

sprawl15: We should prevent Obama driving us off this cliff by making it illegal for black people to drive.

you can't do that. the who would drive old white women around town?
2012-11-12 10:33:35 AM  
4 votes:
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2012-11-12 10:46:02 AM  
3 votes:
Going over the fiscal cliff would be an awful way for Obama to start his second term.

He already has enough to deal with, inheriting the Obama economy.
2012-11-12 10:37:16 AM  
3 votes:

Hunter_Worthington: Red State makes a good point here, the quality of Krugman's nonacademic writing varies wildly. I don't think anyone ever tells him that.

As compared to RedState's writing which is universally potato.
2012-11-12 10:50:11 AM  
2 votes:

Cinaed: Notabunny: bwilson27: We should blow up the parliament.

A gunpowder plot, you say?

Wait... we missed the deadline on that. Need to wait til next year.
I didn't remember remember the fifth of November.

settle down you Guys
2012-11-12 10:42:05 AM  
2 votes:
I was told in 2010 that it would be unfair of any congressman voted out of office to exercise their vote in the lame duck session. I am sure all Republicans voted out of office will abstain from voting on any fiscal cliff bills.
2012-11-12 10:30:39 AM  
2 votes:
Redstate being disingenuous? The Hell you say.
2012-11-12 11:00:45 AM  
1 vote:

the opposite of charity is justice: A deal against your own interests is not a deal, it is capitulation.

And there we have the teabagger problem summed up nicely. Compromise = Surrender.

And the Obama problem is Surrender = Compromise.
2012-11-12 10:58:34 AM  
1 vote:
Now that the GOP got what they deserve this election....


2012-11-12 10:55:46 AM  
1 vote:

KarmicDisaster: They should start calling it the Republican Fiscal Cliff.

The Republicliff?
2012-11-12 10:48:54 AM  
1 vote:
The process is simple:

1) Give the Republicans a much-publicized chance to avoid the cliff
2) Watch them drive over it
3) Dems to the rescue! Pass stimulus and cut middle-class taxes
4) Remind Dem voters they saved the day
5) Remind Repub voters they broke the Norquist pledge

The problem is that the Obama team hasn't been terribly good at sending out their message. If they are going to succeed here, they need to really drive this home as a product of the Republicans.
2012-11-12 10:45:01 AM  
1 vote:

Publikwerks: bwilson27: We should blow up the parliament.

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Fool, you don't know what you even talking about. We blow up every time we on stage

2012-11-12 10:35:40 AM  
1 vote:

bwilson27: We should blow up the parliament.

The last thing our economy needs now is inflation.
2012-11-12 10:34:37 AM  
1 vote:

DamnYankees: Hobodeluxe: Dems have the leverage. they can let the Bush tax cuts expire. then put up a bill to restore them for the

Exactly right. If they don't simply say this to the GOP and then walk away, they are massive dumbasses.

I don't want to speak ill of my own party, but c'mon, man. We're Democrats. We'll figure out a way to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.
2012-11-12 10:25:13 AM  
1 vote:
You mean that problem Congress is facing that is of Congress' own making? The one that they now have to pass SOMETHING to fix - and something good, too. Obama's using the veto-o-nator on any stopgaps - or else everyone sees higher taxes? The one that will likely result in the GOP capitulating on one or more parts of party dogma (now that they're "open to revenues")?

That's less a "cliff" and more the politico-rhetorical equivalent of falling into bed with every starlet from every time period that you've ever had so much as a crush on looking her very best in that sexy little number, just waiting to fulfill whatever desire you have.

Obama may not get everything he wants, but it'll only be because he's tired at that point.

// I'm not really this optimistic, but every time I follow a course of action in my head, it ends with "big Obama win"
// so I can't wait to see what amazing derpjitsu the GOP pulls out to make the FAIL that much...failier
2012-11-12 10:21:24 AM  
1 vote:
If only the House - you know, where all tax and spending bills must originate - had done anything since January 2011 to deal with spending or taxation beyond the last short-term deal.

Hey, who has been running that half of Congress, anyway?
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