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  •  Almost all of the Democratic "no's" (3+ / 0-)
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    bjssp, ramesh, R30A

    were from the right, many of whom were from members who weren't especially conservative themselves but represented red-leaning constituencies and decided a "no" vote would help them politically; many lost anyway.  (I'm not sure how much sympathy I should have for them.)

    Steve Lynch purportedly voted against it from the left, claiming it didn't go far enough.  But I've always found it hard to buy that explanation; if it was good enough for the entire Progressive Caucus to vote for it at that point, why not him?

    37, MD-8 (MD-6 after 2012) resident, NOVA raised, Euro/Anglophile Democrat

    by Mike in MD on Fri Sep 13, 2013 at 08:37:04 AM PDT

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    •  I completely agree with this. (0+ / 0-)

      "At this point, if the president came out in favor of breathing, [Republican leaders would] tell their caucus members to hold their breaths."--Jared Bernstein

      by bjssp on Fri Sep 13, 2013 at 08:41:32 AM PDT

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