Monday, April 25, 2011


When did these guys suddenly learn how to play this game? This (if it happens) is smart:

Senate Democratic aides expect Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) to force Senate Republicans to vote on the Paul Ryan budget plan.

Reid hasn't made a formal decision yet, and won’t until he returns from an overseas trip.

The idea is to drive a wedge through the GOP caucus and put vulnerable incumbents such as Sens. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) and Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) in a political jam....

If Reid can show that a bloc of Senate Republicans will not support the dramatic spending cuts and sizable tax cuts passed by the lower chamber, it would help his negotiating leverage with Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio)....

And this, from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, is good (ceratainly a hell of a lot better than the confusing and insulting "strippergram" ad):

And this, from Democratic allies at Americans United for Change, is very, very good:

Well, I get it. The complete list of Democratic lines in the sand is, as far as I can tell, two items long:

(1) Social Security
(2) Medicare

If there's anything else on the list, I haven't identified it.

You know, guys, you might actually win this one -- and if so, you might consider learning from your success and fighting the same way on some other issue in the future.

Hunh? Maybe?

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