“…He bet $1000 a hand instead of his usual $30,000 a hand. But I knew. The trick with whales like Ichikawa was they can’t bet small for long, he didn’t think of it as winning $10,000 he thought of it as losing $90,000. So he upped his bets. Until he dropped his winning back and a million of his own cash. In a Casino the cardinal rule is to keep them playing, and keep them coming back, the longer they play, the more they lose. In the end we get it all.” Casino 1995
This story at the Washington Post is…interesting:
The moderate middle wins the day
…really? The “Moderate Middle” were anxious to pass actual tax increases, the moderate middle didn’t want the deal that they finally voted for. The Establishment voted for this bill (particularly the Democrats) voted for this Bill because their leadership had pushed it.
Rush made a lot of the White House Web site touting the deal, but what else could they do? They certainly couldn’t put up, “Vote for this deal because I got rolled and I need to be bailed out Stat!”
The middle lost, the president lost and the media needs to turn this into a win for someone other than the tea party. What else can they do? Admit they lost? HA!
The GOP needed 42 votes, and democrats en-mass hung back until the number was established and then jumped on board because they didn’t want to keep the leadership along and wanted the democratic party credit for being “responsible”.
Tea Party Republicans were split, just as tea party supporters on-line were split. I think that a vote either way was justifiable and I also think that if the bill didn’t pass you would have seen the 14th amendment card played by Obama and the debt ceiling would be gone…permanently.
This was like a pair of friends at a Crap game, after 8 straight points one friend decides to get off the bus and take their winnings. The other friend doesn’t want to stop, they are on a roll, but the first friend is the ride so they have to go. The second guy will be mad all the way home until when he gets home and find his bills paid and money to pave the driveway and replace that dryer that is held closed by a baseball bat and a hunk of wood.
This is deal or no deal, the tea party came home with a $50,000 case. I would have liked the million but for now $50,000 will be just fine.
This was and always has been a political battle, and we won, BIG.
And next year we will win bigger.
“We shall take this victory and make sure our politicians in office today are learning from this victory,” Ms. Palin said Monday night on Fox News, where she is a paid contributor. “It’s not a 100% pure genuine victory. We just handed the most liberal president, I believe, in U.S. history a $2.4 billion debt increase.” …
The full clip is here:
what a RINO.