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CNN: Dems, Obama ‘Bludgeon Republicans’ Over Issue They Balked at Addressing in Budget Deal
by Noah Rothman | 12:43 pm, January 7th, 2014

Following the conclusion of President Barack Obama’s White House address in which he urged Congress to pass an extension of long-term unemployment benefits, CNN’s Gloria Borger and Wolf Blitzer discussed what the president accomplished with that address. They observed that both Obama and the Democrats are attacking Republicans over an issue they failed to address in a recent budget deal. However, according to Borger, the issue of extending benefits and inequality in general will be a winning one for Democrats.

“If this is so important to the country, why didn’t the democrats and the president insist that it be included in that budget deal that was worked out at the end of last year to keep the government open for two years?” Blitzer said, noting that this was a question he is often asked.

“The cynics would say, here you are, you have a great political issue to bludgeon Republicans with,” CNN’s phief political analyst said. “I think there are lots of Democrats who raised that same question.”

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“It’s a legitimate question to raise,” Borger conceded. “Why wasn’t this done, if it’s that important, before Congress went off on recess?”

She did, however, insist that this issue is a strong one for Republicans.

“In the long term, Wolf,” Borger insisted, “what it may start is another debate in the country about how you can use government in a limited way — not in a large way, but in a limited way — to help the people at the bottom of the ladder get to at least the middle rungs.”

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If the GOP had simply thought it through, and thought strategically, this would not be happening and everyone would still be focused on Obamacare, without this distraction.  How stupid can the GOP get?

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Bull.. if not this issue they will dredge up the women issue or any number of other cards the media obediently marches out when the Democrats pull the string and call up journOlist telling them the latest thing to go with over and over again........ when is the GOP going to grow some balls.
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