Obama was in on it from the get go..

Call me a conspiracy nut, but i cant help but think that given the past few years of GOP obstruction that the President didnt chose to raise the debt ceiling before losing the house. When asked why, he responds that he thought the GOP would act "responsibly"...right

Shouldve not left that stone unturned mr. President...

Which only leads me to believe this whole crisis theater was either part of the plan, or the President is even more naive than we thought.

I give him a pass for not enacting fillibuster reform from the get go , when it wouldve actually made a differnce ,having both the house and senate. I mean, i cut him a little slack , even though a lot of pundits saw that one coming as well. But there is no way he didnt see this one coming. Again , if he did, then its time to reconsider our standards of intelligence when we judge Obama. This is the kind of thing that makes everyone lose faith in politics, as if basically everything is moving along the same way it wouldve gone regardless who is in power. This is what makes people turn synical and pesimistic about the whole process. This is why voter turnout is so slow. Obama has done what Bush couldnt do, its just unthinkable. Thom has said a primary would weaken Obama...I say Obama is weak enough as it is.

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