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    Democratic support.  This strategy has been used twice in cases where the House wanted a piece of legislation to pass, but also wanted to vote against it to satisfy their constituents.

    It is likely the House will pursue this strategy, if Senate Republicans are able to get it done.  If it doesn't get past the Senate, it has no chance in the House.  THis is the only path to passing immigration reform.  Unforetunately one consequence, of Gerrymandering has been an increasing percentage of House GOP districts that are whiter, while House Dem districts have gotten more diverse.  Thus, the GOP's more racist tendencies are exacerbated in the House.  In the Senate, people like Rubio, Cruz, Heller, McCain, and Flake all represent states that are increasingly Latino, so who knows.

    The only thing we have to fear is fear itself - FDR. Obama Nation. -6.13 -6.15

    by ecostar on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 09:44:33 AM PDT

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