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  •  But they'll all still vote for it... (1+ / 0-)
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    And then it will put the Senate in a bind - because they'd be reported as blocking NIH funding and Vets Admin funding etc.  Cruz might be an asshole, but he's a damn smart one.  

    Dems need to squash this some how - maybe with derision and point out how cynical it is, how the GOP is all about playing politics.  

    I don't know how the Dems could get away from this without taking a hit.  

    Can Senators add to each bill - complete CR funding - and send them back to the House?  That might be their best play - agree to fund each of these things, but in doing so, agreeing to fund EVERYTHING.  Put it back to the House GOP.  

    Because otherwise the GOP will just keep mini-funding bills that will fund anything that crops up that they're taking heat for, while leaving everything else defunded.  Dems can't allow this to happen, but they can't block it and not take a potentially big hit for it.  

    Glenn Greenwald promotes far-right fringe extremist group The Oath Keepers - https://twitter.com/ggreenwald/statuses/377787818619064320

    by Jacoby Jonze on Wed Oct 02, 2013 at 09:35:56 AM PDT

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    •  I think (12+ / 0-)
      Can Senators add to each bill - complete CR funding - and send them back to the House?  
      they can do that and it is the correct strategy.
    •  Yes they can. (5+ / 0-)
      Can Senators add to each bill - complete CR funding - and send them back to the House?
      Just like they did with the first few House CR's, where they put the ACA spending back in and sent it back. They can and SHOULD take all five of the piecemeal bills, amend each of them back to a clean CR, then send everything back to the House.

      "He who fights monsters should see to it that he himself does not become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you."

      by Hayate Yagami on Wed Oct 02, 2013 at 10:23:48 AM PDT

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      •  Add liberal poison pills to the bills (3+ / 0-)
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        Money for gun control enforcement, money to ensure religion stays out of public schools, money to educate women on the availablity of abortion.

        •  Keep it to the CR (2+ / 0-)
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          We want the narrative to remain entirely that the Republicans are being insane, NOT that the Democrats are beginning to make "unreasonable" demands as well.

          Anything that goes to the Senate should return to the House as a clean CR, or a clean CR plus a debt ceiling hike. Keep it as simple as possible.

          "He who fights monsters should see to it that he himself does not become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you."

          by Hayate Yagami on Wed Oct 02, 2013 at 01:21:09 PM PDT

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    •  It all depends on how the press frames it (1+ / 0-)
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      cocinero

      If they talk about it being the cynical move it is, we are okay. If the press instead labels it as the Right making a compromise, it buys them a little traction, but not much. No matter how one slices it, the Right still owns the shutdown.

      I'm just Double Tapped the hell out.

      by pajoly on Wed Oct 02, 2013 at 12:35:27 PM PDT

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    •  Easy answer to this is Senate attaches Clean CR (1+ / 0-)
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      to each one of those bills.

      http://www.washingtonpost.com/...

      House Republicans are set to vote on other piecemeal measures, such as bills funding national parks, veterans programs, and payments to the National Guard. Ornstein says Senate Dems could theoretically take one of those and attach the Senate Dems’ “clean CR” funding the whole government at sequester levels, and challenge Republicans to vote against that.

      President Obama, January 9, 2012: "Change is hard, but it is possible. I've Seen it. I've Lived it."

      by Drdemocrat on Wed Oct 02, 2013 at 12:55:08 PM PDT

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