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  •  Plumline says the Senate should attach Clean CR to (4+ / 0-)
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    each of those bills and have the entire Senate vote on it.

    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.
    That's how you play HARDBALL.

    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 12:53:31 PM PDT

    •  Even Better! (2+ / 0-)
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      This would be a stunt, and no vote would happen, but it would be a good way to call the bluff of House Republicans who say they want Dems to “negotiate” over them to find a way out of the impasse. “All of this becomes a sham in a sense,” Ornstein says. “But I could easily see Democrats amending one of these to incorporate the Senate budget that was passed. Send Republicans the Senate budget and say, ‘Okay, you said you want to go to conference. Let’s do it.’”
    •  I love how the Washington Post (1+ / 0-)
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      points out the counter moves to this latest House clusterfuck.

      I'm pretty sure Harry is reading and listening.  He is pretty shrewd sometimes, being a boxer and all.

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