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Mon Feb 6, 2012, 07:18 PM

Payroll tax cut splinters GOP


Its a dilemma thats splitting the party and threatening to give leadership another bout of migraines.

But the split in strategy could have repercussions beyond the likelihood of another Capitol Hill drama in the heat of campaign season. It has senior Republicans on the Hill more pessimistic about the prospect of an agreement especially as a House-Senate conference committee struggles to bridge the partisan divide.


Failure would play directly into Obamas campaign theme of an inept Congress and an opposition party unwilling to cut taxes for middle-class Americans who need relief the most.

I think the election needs to be about President Obama, his policies and his economy and his enablers, obviously, said Texas Sen. John Cornyn, a member of Republican leadership who in December opposed the Senate GOPs yearlong tax cut extensions. Hes going to try to make it about Congress so Im for removing any distraction that we can and keeping the focus on his economy and his policies and his enablers.



Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0212/72482.html#ixzz1leOyIYIF

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Mon Feb 6, 2012, 07:24 PM

1. What? Republicans in disarray? That can't be right!

Tsk, tsk Politico: You know the approved narrative. It's Democrats who are fractured and splintered; whatever happened is good news for Republicans! Please re-write your story accordingly.

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Response to gratuitous (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 6, 2012, 07:28 PM

2. Exactly

sorry I was on Politico and found this story. Politico is mainly a conduit for the Drudge Report into the MSM. The GOP has been in complete disarray since 2006 (but we can't be reminded of that election now can we?) and have the media covering for them by creating the TeaBaggers "movement".

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Mon Feb 6, 2012, 08:18 PM

3. oh, the humanity!

the Greedy Old Pig party, having to pretend they care about commoners for re-election purposes

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