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Saturday, December 22, 2012

No "Grand Bargain" And That's A Good Thing!

Paul Krugman is right: the Republican crazies have saved Obama from himself by rejecting his offers including cuts to Social Security. We should thank them at this point.

"...the Republican crazies are doing Mr. Obama a favor, heading off any temptation he may have felt to give away the store in pursuit of bipartisan dreams. And there’s a broader lesson here. This is no time for a Grand Bargain, because the Republican Party, as now constituted, is just not an entity with which the president can make a serious deal. If we’re going to get a grip on our nation’s problems — of which the budget deficit is a minor part — the power of the G.O.P.’s extremists, and their willingness to hold the economy hostage if they don’t get their way, needs to be broken. And somehow I don’t think that’s going to happen in the next few days."

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