Clearly it was not ever possible. In a situation like this - always bet on the absolute over the top craziest person in the fight to triumph since they will do anything to win. Obama and the Dems looked like prize fighters in regulation gloves going to a street fight in an alley and ended up the same way. It is pathetic.
There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.... John Rogers
It is becoming very clear that you either have reading comprehension problems or choose to just quote excerpts from an article that support your position so to help you again I will quote another part of the article
I have bolded parts of the article to help you under stand there was no deal, they were negotiatingThe White House was agreeable to parts of the deal — notably, the proposal for nearly $800 billion in added tax revenue.
"They were willing to accept our number," the GOP aide said. The group also talked about overhauling the tax code.
"We walked out of the room thinking we were making good progress on the tax reform," the aide said.
The meeting did not become public until Monday, and even then, the proposal was not disclosed.
On Monday, Republicans said they were waiting for the White House to provide a counteroffer on ways to make sure Congress would take up tax reform.
You are quoting what I said.It is becoming very clear that you either have reading comprehension problems or choose to just quote excerpts from an article that support your position so to help you again I will quote another part of the article
The White House was agreeable to parts of the deal — notably, the proposal for nearly $800 billion in added tax revenue.
You bolded where they had agreed to the 800 number.I have bolded parts of the article to help you under stand there was no deal, they were negotiating
In black and white.
he White House was agreeable to parts of the deal — notably, the proposal for nearly $800 billion in added tax revenue.
What part of that is it that you don't understand? You do realize that the "agreeable" is describing the $800 billion, right? He didn't say "I will take it to the Dems". They agreed on that number. The Dems then howled in protest so Obama came back "I know we agreed to $800 billion but I'll need $400 billion more". That was when Boehner understandably walked.
- Colonel Paul YinglingNobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.
Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.
All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.
Obama has polarized the nation. It'll only get worse. By the time he's finished, the country might not even exist in its present form.
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