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2016 Postmortem

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Sun Jan 13, 2013, 04:24 PM Jan 2013

Pop quiz, hotshots. [View all]

You're the President. The leaders of Congress, which has a recent history of insane obstruction and of opposing everything you do simply because they hate you personally, a history which is becoming increasingly reflected in the public perception of Congress and of the opposition party in general, comes to you in public dialogue and says the following:

We would like you to give us demands X, Y and Z. We hope you will, because wouldn't it be a shame if we failed to raise the debt ceiling, thus destroying the global economy?

What is your best response?

8 votes, 2 passes | Time left: Unlimited
You have correctly inferred my spinelessness. Here are the things you've asked for. See you when we do this again in six months.
0 (0%)
If you try it, I will mint a trillion dollar coin to pay down the debt, thus raising questions about my seriousness.
0 (0%)
If you try it, I will issue promissory notes which I have no legal obligation to pay, thus raising questions about my trustworthiness.
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If you try it, I will invoke my interpretation of the 14th Amendment to spend money anyway, thus raising questions about my willingness to follow the Constitution.
0 (0%)
Please proceed, gentlemen.
8 (100%)
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Pop quiz, hotshots. [View all] Chichiri Jan 2013 OP
Garbage. Buzz Clik Jan 2013 #1
No. Chichiri Jan 2013 #2
Help me out, would you please? Fix it. & That's an honest request. nt patrice Jan 2013 #3
The first four are hyper-simplified trollop... Agnosticsherbet Jan 2013 #4
Four straw men... longship Jan 2013 #5
Remember what happened when Gingrich pulled the same shit? Warpy Jan 2013 #6
Nice work! JNelson6563 Jan 2013 #7
The House GOP should know by now... NutmegYankee Jan 2013 #8
None of the options provided above are morally sound... FleetwoodMac Jan 2013 #9
I'm voting for the coin. ellisonz Jan 2013 #10
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