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  •  putting pressure on Repubs (2+ / 0-)
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    artebella, eps62

    Nancy Pelosi is organizing a "Discharge Petition" to force a vote on the legislation already passed by the Senate to extend the tax cuts for the 98%

    http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/...

    This is a serious question:  Are there any Republicans in the congress that are reasonable targets to pressure to sign the petition and get a vote?  If so, who are they?  Let's start turning up the heat.

    •  Start by looking for Republicans whose districts (2+ / 0-)
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      jplanner, eps62

      were carried by Obama.  They've got to be nervous.

      I'm pretty sure Nancy Pelosi already has a list of them.

      We're all pretty strange one way or another; some of us just hide it better. "Normal" is a dryer setting.

      by david78209 on Sat Dec 01, 2012 at 08:10:56 AM PST

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    •  I think so (0+ / 0-)

      There are some who barely won last time around despite enormous amounts of money.  I don't think they want to run on a platform of raising taxes on everyone just because they are trying to protect the upper 2%.

      "The real wealth of a nation consists of the contributions of its people and nature." -- Rianne Eisler

      by noofsh on Sat Dec 01, 2012 at 08:37:13 AM PST

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