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You can't mention Saxby Chambliss on Thanksgiving without bringing back memories of this little gem.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5v9ooIh…
Wait for it, or just skip to the 22 second mark.

Somehow I don't miss Georgia. But do hope for the sake of sanity Saxby can survive the inevitable primary challenge.
Posted by SantiagoFan on November 23, 2012 at 9:18 AM · Report this
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Here is what I fear will happen: The Democrats will make some grand compromise with the Republicans that involves big cuts in spending along with some increases in taxes for the very wealthy. They will go into effect right away. This will send the economy further into a recession. The unemployment rate will go back to 10%. The Republicans will blame Obama (and Democrats in general). They will have a point, of course, in that the absolute worse time to shrink a deficit (either by raising taxes of cutting spending) is in the middle of a recession. But that won't be the message, of course. They will blame the downturn on the increase in taxes while suggesting that the cuts were absolutely necessary. Both points are ridiculous, of course, but Americans aren't very smart when it comes to economic principles, so when push come so shove, they will simply blame Obama.

Republicans will pick up more seats in the midterm, and ask for further cuts, thus sending the economy further into the ditch. Some Republican (Rubio, Cristi or even Bush) will promise to "heal Washington" and get us moving again and Americans will buy it.

Obviously the second paragraph is a stretch (a lot of things can happen to derail those occurrences) but the first paragraph is not. The Democrats should be focused on growth right now and fixing the deficit later. This is just basic economic science. The same sort of science that predicted an Obama win, a hurricane slamming into New Jersey and hundreds of other complicated but largely predictable events. There will always be naysayers who believe that standard scientific principles are wrong, it is just that their record on such nay saying is horrible.
Posted by Ross on November 23, 2012 at 9:22 AM · Report this
Matt from Denver 3
I don't think this was newsworthy for the "I love America more than Norquist" part - it's news that any Republican is willing to vote to raise taxes, no matter what else he or she says. But that quote is pretty revealing.
Posted by Matt from Denver on November 23, 2012 at 10:10 AM · Report this
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@2,

I'm hoping that enough Democrats are sensible and don't agree to any cuts in Social Security or Medicaid. I can't say that President Obama can't be pushed to do something silly in the name of compromise, but the hardcore Dems like Elizabeth Warren won't support anything rash. (I HOPE).
Posted by Patricia Kayden on November 23, 2012 at 10:59 AM · Report this
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@2, the Dems aren't the party that is focused on the deficit. That's the Republicans' (sole) message.
Posted by sarah70 on November 23, 2012 at 12:00 PM · Report this

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