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At the Chicken Coop you referenced Republican "hostage taking." What did you mean by that? I imagine it's some sort of political term, but I know not for what.
"Hostage taking" refers to the practice of putting nonnegotiable demands (the "ransom", e.g. massive tax cuts) on the bargaining table and saying you'll "kill" (e.g. cause a default) the "hostage" (e.g. the U.S. public debt) if they're not met.