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Cruising for a bruising?
BBC [UK], by Mark Mardell

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 1/8/2013 6:22:36 AM

The president has set himself up for another bruising fight with Congress. He is already going to clash with lawmakers over the debt ceiling and spending. He has signalled he won´t dodge a confrontation over guns and immigration. Now, his choice of two new cabinet members will mean a couple of fractious confirmation hearings. The man he wants as defence secretary, Chuck Hagel, faces a real risk of being given the thumbs down and will certainly get a rough ride. A decorated Vietnam veteran, he has an aversion to war and a view of Israel that falls short of what

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Mardell is not naive, he´s biased.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: pineledger, 1/8/2013 6:43:45 AM     (No. 9104419)

The choice of Hegel and Brennan is calculated to distract us from 1)higher tax/smaller paycheck, 2)lack of spending cuts, 3)the looming debt ceiling.

There´s probably a technical military term for this kind of tactic.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Spidey, 1/8/2013 6:47:27 AM     (No. 9104424)

The first thing republicans need to do is get unified.The internal bickering is stupid when Obama and the left are the real enemies of the country,worse than any outside threat.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: strike3, 1/8/2013 6:55:08 AM     (No. 9104436)

Zippy doesn´t fight. After president jarrett tells him what to do, he throws out the stupid idea and lets congress fight it out while he gets out of Dodge on some thinly-disguised diplomatic trip, otherwise known as a vacation.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Rotten In Denmark, 1/8/2013 7:38:07 AM     (No. 9104490)

And was was incorrect about what the senator said? The Jewish lobby does intimidate the members. And he IS a US Senator so what is wrong? Perhaps it is time to take care of our business for a change.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Judith, 1/8/2013 8:28:30 AM     (No. 9104555)

Gutless congress will assure us that after the kabuki, hagel and brennan will be approved.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: mathman, 1/8/2013 9:14:41 AM     (No. 9104637)

Zero lives for confrontation.
It is only in a false crisis that he feels alive.
Doing his job is so beneath him. The day job is boring, so he neglects it.
In a crisis he has the feeling of power, the ability to speak in sound bites, the total control of owning the MSM.
Thus the more outrageous the action, the more he enjoys it.
And the pubbies will simply sit on their thumbs and do nothing.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: coldoc, 1/8/2013 9:59:15 AM     (No. 9104734)

Republicans do not have the political will to cut spending. How many times has that been proven already? They didn´t even have the guts to confront boehner. Our government is failing, and failing us. Those who took the position that there is little difference between parties appear more correct than I ever wanted to believe. They allowed two life appointed radical and probably incompetent supreme court judges to sail through. This hagel stuff pales in comparison.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: glcinpdx, 1/8/2013 10:48:54 AM     (No. 9104843)

´There´s probably a technical military term for this kind of tactic.´ Its called a ´feint´.

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