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  •  No way they're gonna sign-off to an Obama victory (3+ / 0-)
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    Old Lefty, tikkun, LaurenMonica

    not gonna happen....Nice way to end the year though.

    •  The 30 or so Rs who are willing to vote for (1+ / 0-)
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      the Senate bill will do just that. Few others, though, will show or vote. Just a guess. Please don't hold me to that. (See, I am a former R. I have residual R logic floating around in my brain.)

      •  I used to think this was pain-free... (1+ / 0-)
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        ...for that universe of GOP House members, but I am less certain now. I referred to them as "TEA immune" but the excommunication of Dick Lugar made me question the idea of that immunity. The universe of activists which dominate nomination processes and outcomes seems surprisingly homogeneous now. There seem to be much less regional diversity of priorities and values than just a decade ago.

        When you are right you cannot be too radical; when you are wrong, you cannot be too conservative. --Martin Luther King Jr.

        by Egalitare on Thu Dec 27, 2012 at 08:42:15 AM PST

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        •  Agreed, but Lugar was in the Senate (1+ / 0-)
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          I still believe that in the House, there are some non-Tea Party members who will not want to be seen as unreasonable when the country's fitness (and their seat) is at stake. These members know that the Tea Party's life span is limited. These reasonable members have a better shelf life than the Teahadists.

          House v. Senate is a numbers game. Odds are that there are greater #s in the House for this to come to fruition.

          Again, that's my hopefulness shining through. Hell, I could be completely wrong, but I hope not.

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