View Poll Results: Who Won on the Budget Compromise?

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  • Democrats got a larger share of what they wanted

    54 61.36%
  • Republicans got the larger share of what they wanted

    4 4.55%
  • Both got about the same

    8 9.09%
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Thread: So Who Won?

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    Re: So Who Won?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Did the dems get that?
    Yes. They won.

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    Re: So Who Won?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Did the dems get that?
    what the dems got was them willing to shut down the government then save the American people from the train wreck of Obama care

    ive stated this many times before it wasn't about killing Obama care now it was all about drawing a line and showing the American public who was on what side of that line republicans and democrats. the only time the shut down will be remembered a year from now is when the public remembers who where the ones who fought to keep the train wreck of Obama care from happening

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    Re: So Who Won?

    The GOP did. Boehner played a pretty good game. Reid had already agreed to the budget number. By pressing the ACA crap (which EVERYONE PAYING ATTENTION KNEW WOULDN'T WORK) merely satisfied those GOP constituents who were promised that 'we will repeal Obamacare'. By attempting to press defund, device tax, etc. this further exemplified his/their attempt to the base that they tried 'everything they could'. In the end he is back to where he and Reid started, the perception of the GOP wasn't damaged much to those who matter (and those who don't will likely forget prior to Nov'14)...AND the sequester is unchanged INCLUDING the second tranche due to hit Jan 1 (before the next 'deadline').

    Yep, mandatory budget cuts (sequester 1/2) and no new taxes...not bad.
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    Re: So Who Won?

    Republicans got the most because at least temporarily they got out of the corner the media had painted them into. In short, a face saving deal for Republicans. They got nothing, but claim they got something (trivial). Temporarily, Democrats got everything they want.

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    Re: So Who Won?

    Better question is. Who lost? The answer to that is obvious--America.

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    Re: So Who Won?

    Every time the debt ceiling/shutdown gets pushed back it's closer to the 2014 elections.

    I really doubt House Republicans (the majority of them) want to have this fight before elections. The Tea Partiers in safe districts may be safe...but they'll lose their majority.
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    Re: So Who Won?

    it doesnt seem to me that anyone won

    it is more like a failure on both sides
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    Re: So Who Won?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dickieboy View Post
    The GOP did. Boehner played a pretty good game. Reid had already agreed to the budget number. By pressing the ACA crap (which EVERYONE PAYING ATTENTION KNEW WOULDN'T WORK) merely satisfied those GOP constituents who were promised that 'we will repeal Obamacare'. By attempting to press defund, device tax, etc. this further exemplified his/their attempt to the base that they tried 'everything they could'. In the end he is back to where he and Reid started, the perception of the GOP wasn't damaged much to those who matter (and those who don't will likely forget prior to Nov'14)...AND the sequester is unchanged INCLUDING the second tranche due to hit Jan 1 (before the next 'deadline').

    Yep, mandatory budget cuts (sequester 1/2) and no new taxes...not bad.
    And lets not forget all the campaign commercial ammo that was handed over the republicans who will be tying to un seat democrats come 2014. by then Obama care will be an undisputed failure and those democrats will have allot of explaining to do why they fought so hard to allow the train wreck to happen

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    Re: So Who Won?

    Democrats got more of what they wanted, definitely. The republicans came out of it getting basically nothing.

    And all they really did was kick the can down the road another few months.
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    Re: So Who Won?

    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonramen View Post
    Every time the debt ceiling/shutdown gets pushed back it's closer to the 2014 elections.

    I really doubt House Republicans (the majority of them) want to have this fight before elections. The Tea Partiers in safe districts may be safe...but they'll lose their majority.
    there is no possible way republicans will lose the house even liberal outlet are saying it is very unlikely what dems need to worry about is the senate. the only time the shut down will be remembered a year from now is when the public remembers who where the ones who fought to keep the train wreck of Obama care from happening

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