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  •  Make no mistake, this is all Boehner (3+ / 0-)
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    Transmission, Beetwasher, smileycreek

    The votes to "get this done" are there - always have been.

    The speaker will need to side with the Democrats to get the deal done, simple as that. That means he will have to concede to the left on negotiations.

    The days of the GOP "party line or nothing" deal making are over. There is no law saying the speaker needs the majority of his own party votes - just a majority of the house - the entire house.

    The votes are there, if the house fails, it's all on him.

    All eyes are on Boehner.

    If not us ... who? If not here ... where? If not now ... when?

    by RUNDOWN on Fri Dec 21, 2012 at 09:34:16 AM PST

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