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Republicans Avoid a
Political Pickett’s Charge

Commentary Magazine, by Peter Wehner

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 1/21/2013 4:47:15 PM

Two-and-a-half weeks ago I wrote a post urging Republicans to back away from a confrontation with President Obama over raising the debt ceiling and warning them against engaging in high-profile confrontations and brinksmanship except on the most favorable terrain. I was therefore quite relieved when Republicans announced that this week they will propose extending the federal debt limit by three months while also requiring that both the House and the Senate pass a budget for the next fiscal year. If either chamber failed to adopt a budget by April 15, that chamber’s members would then have their congressional pay withheld.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Polecat49, 1/21/2013 5:06:00 PM     (No. 9130822)

I guess that the republicans extending the debt limit for only three months is trying to eradicate the yellow stripe that will run down their backs.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: noproblems, 1/21/2013 5:16:26 PM     (No. 9130845)

I agree with forcing the Dimms to come up with a budget.

that being said, this article is pure tripe. does any one read Commentary under the age of 75?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: JimS, 1/21/2013 6:16:34 PM     (No. 9130956)

Paul Wehner is a Weiner.
The House Republicans should NOT negotiate with Obama. It is a Congressional issue. The President has no standing in the debt ceiling negotiations, which should be between the House and Senate.
Obama is free to advise Harry Reid what he wants, but Harry Reid and Boehner have to work it out.
Obama is not a king. He is a bystander to the legislative process.

AND there should be no discussions whatsoever until a bona fide budget is passed by the Senate.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: bpl40, 1/21/2013 6:38:57 PM     (No. 9130986)

All eyes should be on ´14. If it helps in 2014 do it, otherwise hold your fire and don´t. Remember the economy is on your side. There will be lot more feeling the pain and a lot of LoMos staying away. BTW recruit Palin to run for the Senate in Alaska.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Cat Ballou, 1/21/2013 6:46:45 PM     (No. 9130998)

Congressional pay is "CHUMP" change to these people.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: FormerDem, 1/21/2013 7:58:33 PM     (No. 9131101)

I trust Boehner.

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