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    Blink!!!

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    House Republican Leaders Agree to Payroll Tax Deal

    Bowing under intense pressure from members of their own party to end the politically damaging impasse over a payroll tax holiday, House Republican leaders on Thursday agreed to accept a temporary extension of the tax cut, beating a a hasty retreat from a showdown that Republicans increasingly saw as a threat to their election opportunities next year.

    Under a deal reached between House and Senate leaders — which Speaker John A. Boehner was presenting to the rank and file in an evening conference call — House members would accept the two-month extension of a payroll tax holiday and unemployment benefits approved by the Senate last Saturday while the Senate would appoint members of a House-Senate conference committee to negotiate legislation to extend both benefits through 2012.
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    House 'Pubs and T-party cave in to Obama and the Dems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by il sogno View Post
    House 'Pubs and T-party cave in to Obama and the Dems.
    Gotta love it! Obama really is the supreme being! Good to see the Republicans coming to their senses and temporarily putting their path to self destruction on hold.

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    That can't be true, and I refuse to believe it. Everyone knows Obama caves first.

    Quote Originally Posted by il sogno View Post
    House 'Pubs and T-party cave in to Obama and the Dems.

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    Maybe the president has learned a negotiation lesson ... too bad it wasn't one year ago before caving on extending the Bush Tax Cuts.
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    I still don't understand why the House 'pubs even decided pull this $hit. With the Senate bill passing by a huge margin, 89-10, it was pretty clear this stunt was going to end badly for the 'pubs. There was no positive outcome, they either would cave and look stupid or fail to act on the Senate's bill and look stupid.

    Did the Tea Party members pressure the whole dang party to look so stunningly unsavvy? If so, does this mean the Tea Party has lost any of their clout over this debacle?

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    Their position was suicidal. I never saw worse politics in my life. It confirmed every wretched thing ever said or suspected about Republicanism.

    Quote Originally Posted by saf-t View Post
    Breaking News Alert
    The New York Times
    Thursday, December 22, 2011 -- 4:57 PM EST
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    House Republican Leaders Agree to Payroll Tax Deal

    Bowing under intense pressure from members of their own party to end the politically damaging impasse over a payroll tax holiday, House Republican leaders on Thursday agreed to accept a temporary extension of the tax cut, beating a a hasty retreat from a showdown that Republicans increasingly saw as a threat to their election opportunities next year.

    Under a deal reached between House and Senate leaders — which Speaker John A. Boehner was presenting to the rank and file in an evening conference call — House members would accept the two-month extension of a payroll tax holiday and unemployment benefits approved by the Senate last Saturday while the Senate would appoint members of a House-Senate conference committee to negotiate legislation to extend both benefits through 2012.

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    bad leadership is defined

    Quote Originally Posted by OES View Post
    Their position was suicidal. I never saw worse politics in my life. It confirmed every wretched thing ever said or suspected about Republicanism.
    by putting yourself in a situation where the outcome of every decision you make is bad

    I'll file this move there

    poor Boner, had he allowed the vote a few days ago he'd have looked like a hero and gotten their pipeline

    well he still gets the pipeline but he looks like a schmuck now
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    Quote Originally Posted by jorgy View Post
    I still don't understand why the House 'pubs even decided pull this $hit. With the Senate bill passing by a huge margin, 89-10, it was pretty clear this stunt was going to end badly for the 'pubs. There was no positive outcome, they either would cave and look stupid or fail to act on the Senate's bill and look stupid.

    Did the Tea Party members pressure the whole dang party to look so stunningly unsavvy? If so, does this mean the Tea Party has lost any of their clout over this debacle?
    Me too. Why the heck did they try to pull this BS? Are they this out of touch with mainstream America? I'm guessing the answer would be yes?

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