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Tweets of the Week: Debt Deal Done

The Crystal Ball’s Tweets of the Week is a look back at the highlights of the past week in politics in snippets of 140 characters or less. To get this analysis as soon as news breaks, follow University of Virginia Center for Politics Director, and Crystal Ball founder, Larry Sabato on Twitter by clicking here.

12:30 p.m., July 31: Maybe, embarrassing mess on the Hill has been rescued by the pros.Will disappearing center hold, or will left & right devour #debtdeal ?

12:41 p.m., July 31: Ppl’s ‘wants & wishes’ are already being projected onto 2nd half of deal–the next $1.8tr. Will next try at ‘grand bargain’ go any better?

12:44 p.m., July 31: I have a bad case of the ‘if only’s”.If only we could re-make tax system.If only entitlements could be made sound.If only[your wish here].

1:07 p.m., July 31: So far Ds & left appear more upset by #debtdeal than Rs & right. But it’s early, folks! Everyone will find things to hate.

1:09 p.m., July 31: People always say, “We’ll remember in November!” But 15 months of memory & emotion? I wonder.

1:39 p.m., July 31: Bernie Sanders votes no on cloture. Bernie Sanders calls for liberal challenge to Obama ’12. Hmm…

9:47 p.m., July 31: #SharkWeek timing for politics is impeccable. Land sharks all over Capitol Hill.

9:50 p.m., July 31: PLEASE not the Gang of 12.Don’t like SuperCongress either.How about “Congress-Plus”?Sounds like a plan from my bank=appropriate.

9:58 p.m., July 31: I’ll bet already some legislators are jockeying to get ON the CongressPlus Committee of 12–& others are plotting to stay OFF.

10:02 p.m., July 31: Some media group with a lot more tweeps than I have MUST sponsor a contest: NAME THAT COMMITTEE. Then a contest for a THEME SONG.

10:02 p.m., July 31: Tweeps on fire.Great ideas 4 names (The Dirty Dozen, Death Panel) & songs (Same As It Ever Was, Sympathy 4 the Devil, Gilligan’s Isle/Brady Bunch)

11:31 p.m., July 31: If we don’t avoid default, then the terrorists will have won. (I really see no connection, but it’s a good all-purpose argument.)

10:18 a.m., July 31: Naming winners & losers from #debt crisis is fun, but winners/losers for ’12 will be determined by jobs & economic growth.