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From the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34
Republicans confused and upset by Obama’s refusal to play the sap in fiscal-cliff talks
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Pat Cunningham offers an unabashedly liberal perspective on national politics. A note of caution: The language gets a little salty on some of the sites to which this blog links. So, don't say you weren't warned. By the way, this blog's name is inspired by the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34 In 41 years as a print and broadcast journalist, most of those years with the Rockford (Ill.) Register Star, Pat has covered national politics under eight American presidents. He's attended 10 national political conventions, Republican and Democratic alike, and has interviewed countless prominent political players, including Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush.
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By Pat Cunningham
Nov. 30, 2012 12:01 a.m.





Any minute now, Weeper of the House John Boehner (above) will break into tears over President Obama’s insistence on keeping his campaign promises — successful campaign promises, by the way — regarding fiscal policy.

Ezra Klein offers THIS SLANT on the situation:

Republicans are frustrated at the new Obama they’re facing: The Obama who refuses to negotiate with himself.

That’s what you’re really seeing in this “proposal.” Previously, Obama’s pattern had been to offer plans that roughly tracked where he thought the compromise should end up. The White House’s belief was that by being solicitous in their policy proposals, they ...

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