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  •  You're right. That needs to be done. (5+ / 0-)
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    But then what about the House? The most insane thing I heard after the gun votes was someone giving the excuse that it didn't matter that they didn't pass in the Senate because they would never pass in the House. Put that with Boehner saying the House wouldn't pass anything because it will die in the Senate. It seems paralysis is what's in store for a really long time.

    •  No reason to let the Senate off the hook, just ... (9+ / 0-)

      ... because someone thinks the House won't act. Representatives are up for reelection every two years. The House has a lot of Democrats who will vote for good bills brought to the floor. And there are Republican Congressmen who cannot hold out against back home pressure to deal with gun violence.

      House leadership is scared stiffless that the issue will come to them. They can rest easier so long as the Senate refuses these bills. But if when that filibustered logjam breaks - and it surely will - a number of House Republicans will already be near the edge of caving. The pressure will be on Boehner to refuse to bring the bill up. Let's see him hold out against the storm of public pressure then.

      We fight paralysis as it comes. One polarizing paralysis at a time.

      2014 IS COMING. Build up the Senate. Win back the House : 17 seats. Plus!

      by TRPChicago on Tue Apr 23, 2013 at 02:39:55 PM PDT

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