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  •  At this point, I would love nothing more, than to (6+ / 0-)

    see the 17 most moderate Republicans, the ones that are privately mortified to see the direction the Tea Party has taken the GOP and don't believe that the current "strategy" of governing for the people is legitimate, to switch sides and become Democrats, ushering in a Democratic House. Yeah, they'd be blue dogs no doubt, but that would be far preferable to this sordid mess we currently have.

    How many R's sit in districts that Obama won? The reps could even do this for selfish reasons, to protect their political career. As long as they maintain a message of "I always make the best decisions I can to protect America and it's people", democratic voters would probably vote for them and the DCCC would likely not try and primary them. In the meantime, no more Speaker Boehner or Cruz.

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