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  •  End-running the Tea Party (3+ / 0-)
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    ferg, Quicklund, elmo

    Finally Boehner's making some sense and showing some spine. Obviously, this is how they'll pass the debt ceiling increase. Zero chance it won't happen now.

    They're already telegraphing that the hill they ARE willing to die on is the CR, er, I mean, the sequester, er, I mean, guaranteeing that no one and I mean NO ONE rides the elevator with Virginia Foxx.

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

    by kovie on Wed Jan 16, 2013 at 11:32:30 AM PST

    •  They're screwed on the sequester, too (1+ / 0-)
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      kovie

      by the way it was pretty cleverly set up by Jack Lew. No, I think they'll make their stand on the continuing resolution.

      That won't turn out well for them, either, but it's the least bad of their very bad options.

      •  A shutdown would hurt them mostly (0+ / 0-)

        Cue up video of granny waiting for a Social Security check that's not coming and closed border crossings and national parks.

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

        by kovie on Wed Jan 16, 2013 at 04:19:22 PM PST

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