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  •  You don't get it (5+ / 0-)

    The 80 Tea Party House members do not care about national polls. They only care about polls in their district.

    Most Republicans like the government shutdown.

    They guys are NOT going to allow Boehner to fold until or unless their local districts turn against the shut down.

    Is this hard to understand?

    "The Obama Administration has been an unmitigated disaster" - Osama Bin Laden

    by Explorer8939 on Sat Oct 12, 2013 at 11:15:53 AM PDT

    •  Understood (7+ / 0-)

      We are not concerned about the 80 or so lunatics in ultra safe red districts. It's the 20 repubs in purple competive districts and the ones where the local economy is heavily dependent on government spending and contracting, that's where we need to apply maximum pressure. They're already feeling the heat, start tightening the screws.

      Boehner has been telling them to hold tight, he has "something up his sleeve" (he doesn't). Reid needs to reject any deal from McConnell who will try to go around him and plead to Biden, hopefully that's rejected as well. Then sometime on Tuesday he needs to bring back the clean debt ceiling deal again.

      Afterwords, hopefully Dems go on offense on the clean CR

    •  I'm still trying to figure out how 80 is (0+ / 0-)

      a majority of 232.

      "All governments lie, but disaster lies in wait for countries whose officials smoke the same hashish they give out." --I.F. Stone

      by Alice in Florida on Sun Oct 13, 2013 at 07:24:42 AM PDT

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