“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Thursday, October 3, 2013

I Like This Chap's Take, a Lot

“There is nothing to negotiate.  Reid gave Boehner the CR number they asked for.  Boehner demanded an end to ACA.  Obama cannot give them that. 
Boehner is making demands; Obama just wants the government open.  Boehner is making more demands; Obama doesn't want the US to default.   Republicans expect concessions despite losing the election, and Obama just expects them to do their job.  There is no mention of Republicans actually giving Democrats concessions like expanding SS or giving Federal workers raises.   
Republicans act like a functioning government is somehow offensive to them and must be compensated for it.   Their primary job is making the government work and the refuse to do it.” From This Chap

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