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Direct Negotiations with the Terrorists?


But the real issue here probably comes down to Boehner's weakness, institutional and personal. It's a question the White House has had from the beginning and suspects the worst on -- that John Boehner can't actually deliver any deal, almost no matter what's included in it. Someone on Twitter just called him the rodeo clown of conservative politics, which about captures it.

At the risk of offending everyone, do the Dems need to accept that Boehner's an Abbas-like figure in this negotiation and to really get a deal they need to bite the bullet and open negotiations with Hamas?

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