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  •  Gotcha. But what I thought Jacoby was talking (0+ / 0-)

    about that I responded to was bringing up a discharge petition to bring a clean bill to the floor for a vote and we'd get at least 17 republicans to vote for it. My point was that I don't think we would. Whether he meant for the petition to be for the final bill or not, I don't know. But even if it were, I don't believe we'd get any republicans and certainly not all Democrats to vote for a clean bill as the final one...hey, maybe that's the plan of action! Woah, that would be deep and would certainly make a bunch of people nervous. Democrats holding on til the end?? Hmmm.

    •  I have to disagree (1+ / 0-)
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      Most likely Boehner will bring a bill to the floor that has enough support to pass rather than risk the humiliation of an end run via discharge. But I believe that if it came to it, the votes for it are there. There are still just enough non-crazy Repubs to make it happen. Perhaps this silly delay on the Sandy relief bill vote was a setup for that, to give NE Repubs a plausible excuse to "betray" Boehner. Don't discount the role of kabuki in this.

      "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

      by kovie on Fri Jan 04, 2013 at 10:09:08 AM PST

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