The cost of losing when you try brinksmanship

From the essential Robert Costa on Twitter:

Some more info from Senate R convos: Sen Dems are pushing for Reid to include seq fixes in any deal, think GOP is on ropes, shld push

Petard, hoist, etc.  “Seq fixes” by the way means fixes to the sequester, or in this case more government spending.  If you play threat games and lose them, you don’t simply end up back to where you started, rather you become vulnerable to the threats of the other party.  That is yet another reason why these threat games are dangerous.

Costa by the way is the guy to follow on this whole mess.

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