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Subject: Republicans wave the white flag Date: 12/6/2012 7:15 AM
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Gee, what a complete surprise! I'm shocked I tell you, completely shocked.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/dana-milbank-republic...

Right now, he [Boehner] is hoping to lead his fractious GOP to an orderly surrender. The question is no longer whether Republicans will give on taxes; they already have.

...“I believe that it’s appropriate to put revenues on the table,” Boehner told reporters. “Now, the revenues we’re putting on the table are going to come from — guess who? — the rich.”

Socialist! Redistributionist! Spreader of wealth!

One of Boehner’s lieutenants, Pete Roskam of Illinois, stepped to the microphones, essentially pleading for the president to show mercy. “President Obama has an unbelievable opportunity to be a transformational president — that is, to bring the country together,” he said. “Or he can devolve into zero-sum-game politics, where he wins and other people lose.”

...Republicans are looking for face-saving ways to retreat, such as allowing a tax increase to pass the House by voting “present” instead of “no.” Jeb Hensarling (Tex.), the outgoing chairman of the House GOP conference, acknowledged Wednesday on CNN that “the president is going to get his revenue one way or the other.As they prepare to accommodate Obama, Republican leaders have begun to crack down on hard-liners in their ranks who routinely defy compromise. On Monday, two dissidents were removed from the House Financial Services Committee and two from the Budget Committee." Outside their meeting in the Capitol basement Wednesday morning, House Republicans were coming to grips with the inevitability of the tax increase.


Wusses all! It's official, I'm voting democrat. I'm convinced the country needs to be nearly destroyed before it can be restored. Give us 100% democrat control so that they have no one else to blame but themselves. I am sickened by these linguini-spined cowardly republicans. I'm done with that party forever. Some say 0bama wants to destroy the republican party and I hope he succeeds. The quicker, the better. They don't deserve to serve in those high offices or to represent Americans who have a diffferent vision than our socialist comrades. Spit the out!
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