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Thought That One Through?


As we know, what happens in reality doesn't matter in politics. What matters is how reality is portrayed in 30 second attack ads. But I think, on both sides of the political spectrum, the implications of this effort haven't been adequately thought through.

So much of the what the GOP is trying to do now is about one big galactic psych-out. And the psych-out pyrotechnics are so overblown in part because the threats sort of fall apart on their face. If you step back a lot of it amounts to, "Don't you dare pass that bill, or I'll shoot my foot right off!"

Some dares really are worth taking.

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Josh Marshall is editor and publisher of TalkingPointsMemo.com.