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Retreat on Debt Fight Seen
as G.O.P. Campaign Salvo

New York Times, by Carl Hulse & Jonathan Martin

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 2/18/2014 1:13:11 PM

WASHINGTON — Senators Mitch McConnell and John Cornyn, two Republican leaders facing primary challenges, knew they would take an immediate political hit from the Republicans’ Tea Party wing by voting to clear the way for a debt-limit increase. They also knew that their willingness to cast that vote would enhance their party’s chances of gaining a majority in the Senate next year. “It was not an easy exercise, but it keeps the focus on the issues we want it to be on,” said Senator John McCain, Republican of Arizona, who argued that by putting the debt limit fight behind it last

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Bret Baier in his "Bear Tracks" interprets this piece as evidence that the media are suddenly realizing that the Democrats can lose the Senate in November and are scrambling to learn where to point the inevitable fingers.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Pluperfect, 2/18/2014 1:16:12 PM     (No. 9737214)

That would be "Baier Tracks", not Bear.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Blackeagle, 2/18/2014 1:26:00 PM     (No. 9737229)

I anticipate that some of the responses will along the lines of ´´it´s from the slimes - so we know it´s wrong´´.

However, this may be one of those rare instances where the ´slimes´ is not propagandizing, and instead is shouting warnings from rooftops to their favorite party: " Watch out fellow Dems, the GOP is finally figuring stuff out".

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Reply 3 - Posted by: mickturn, 2/18/2014 1:31:00 PM     (No. 9737240)

Hmmm, SALVO, isn´t that some kind of soap bubble filled with ´gas´?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: StormCnter, 2/18/2014 1:58:22 PM     (No. 9737281)

I´m with Baier. This whole article reads like an SOS.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: dwa, 2/18/2014 2:39:44 PM     (No. 9737345)

Even if the Repubs hold the House and gain control of the Senate, it will make no difference. The Repub establishment is afraid to fight Obama, or worse, they agree with him and simply pay lip service to Conservatives. They will find some way to weasel out of a showdown with Obama. It is always the "next fight" that they will take on.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: GreatPlains, 2/18/2014 2:45:28 PM     (No. 9737357)

Definitely an SOS.
Today brought more good fundraising news for the Republicans.
The National Republican Senatorial Committee announced that they raised 4.62 million in January ,
which gives them 10 million on hand , so far ,
with no debt.
The NDSC only has 8 million on hand because they have big debts.
Last week, the Republican Governors Association announced that Chris Christie was raking in the contributions.
He set a fundraising record for January by raising 6 million and raised millions last week
in Illinois and Texas.
The Koch brothers have spent 20 million on ads against Democrats.
Today, Politico had an article about a Republican mega donor PAC expected to spend millions on Senate races.
The money is flowing
in to Republicans as the chances for retaking the Senate look better and better.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: TXknitter, 2/18/2014 8:05:03 PM     (No. 9737683)

I am with #4, absolutely. Democrats are way nervous and they should be!!

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