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Democrats’ Negotiating style: “Heads I WIN, Tails you LOSE”

I’ve linked to Guy Benson’s blog a number of times, and enjoy it when he fills in for Hugh Hewitt occasionally. Smart, quick, and rather self-deprecating, Benson covers the political scene in DC as well as anyone, and easily better than most.

This post came out yesterday at Townhall.com, where he serves as the political editor. 

If you don’t normally read his column, or do so only occasionally, I’d politely suggest you make it a habit. You’ll be far better informed as a result, I promise…

–JTR

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“Negotiating,” …Democrat-Style

Guy Benson   –by Guy Benson; Political Editor, Townhall.com

The White House has been hyping its #My2K Twitter hashtag in an attempt to galvanize supporters to contact their Congressional representatives to demand action to avert the fiscal cliff.  The administration estimates that unless Congress moves, the average family’s tax bill will jump by more than $2,000, starting on the first of January.

The implication, of course, is that Republicans are once again standing in the way of resolving this problem.  Show of hands — as the media breathlessly follows every minor twist and turn of these negotiations, how many of you have seen this fact reported?

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