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To: Kaslin

The Republican fear is unfounded for a simple reason.

They fear that if they refuse to fund Obama’s spending spree, they will be vilified in the press and punished in the next elections. Not necessarily the case.

To start with, they will get huge pressure for a month or two. But then the pressure will shift, big time, onto the Democrats, from all those reliant on the government teat. At that point, all the Democrats and MSM finger pointing will be ignored, because of the anguished cries of the 47%.

At that point, the Republicans can just retreat into their shells, leaving the Democrats to get viciously pounded. Then when the Democrats have had enough, the Republicans can extend a spending cuts olive branch.

No more money for you to waste, but you can maintain *some* spending, and you must agree to tax cuts for everybody.

At first the Democrats will bitterly refuse, but it will cause some major cracks in their dam, individual members will start to jump ship, and their party discipline will crumble.

And it will be a very, very long time until the midterm elections.


2 posted on 11/30/2012 6:03:32 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Pennies and Nickels will NO LONGER be Minted as of 1/1/13 - Tim Geithner, US Treasury Sect)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
They fear that if they refuse to fund Obama’s spending spree, they will be vilified in the press and punished in the next elections. Not necessarily the case.

Going by history, the Republicans will cave. Their short memories don't go as far back as 1994.

4 posted on 11/30/2012 6:06:52 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
The Republican fear is unfounded for a simple reason.

They fear that if they refuse to fund Obama’s spending spree, they will be vilified in the press and punished in the next elections. Not necessarily the case.

To start with, they will get huge pressure for a month or two. But then the pressure will shift, big time, onto the Democrats, from all those reliant on the government teat. At that point, all the Democrats and MSM finger pointing will be ignored, because of the anguished cries of the 47%.

At that point, the Republicans can just retreat into their shells, leaving the Democrats to get viciously pounded. Then when the Democrats have had enough, the Republicans can extend a spending cuts olive branch.

Well stated. The question I have is, who are the Republicans listening to? It's not apparent that they hear the voices of those they claim to represent.

For some reason, the fiscal cliff issue reminds me of that silly ditty: "There were ten in the bed and the middle one said, 'roll over, roll over!'. So they all rolled over and one fell out, then there were nine in the bed and the middle one said..."

10 posted on 11/30/2012 7:05:23 AM PST by arasina (Communism is EVIL. So there.)
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