Obama and Dems divided on debt ceiling

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  1. Revmitchell

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    On Tuesday, President Obama broke ranks with Harry Reid and Senate Democrats and said he was open to a short-term deal to reopen government and lift the debt ceiling. Obama, in response to an AP reporter's question, said that, with a short-term resolution, he would be open to negotiations. In response, Reid again rejected a short-term deal and is pushing legislation to lift the debt ceiling until the end of 2014.

    Reid also refused on Wednesday to rule out using the "nuclear option," i.e. a change in the Senate rules to allow a debt ceiling hike to pass by a simple majority. Throughout the year, Reid has threatened to employ the tactic to clear Judicial and Executive Branch nominations, arguing that a President's nominees shouldn't be subject to a filibuster. This would be the first attempt to eliminate the rights of the minority to conduct a filibuster on a substantive policy issue.

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/10/09/Reid-Threatens-Nuke-Option-as-Obama-Splits
     
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    If Obama and the Dems do not come together their may be more than two parties. They need come together for the sake of the country. :rolleyes:
     
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    What can save the Democrat party?
     
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    A complete repudiation of the last five years, coupled with a uniform shift to the center. with a myriad "Mea culpa" recitations between now and November 4, 2014, And I doubt that will do it.
     

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