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  •  McConnell said so on CNN... (8+ / 0-)
    Asked about the potential vote count for such a bill -- which would cut $1 trillion up front, create a super committee to find $1.8 trillion more in savings -- the Kentucky Republican pleaded with Democrats to lend their support.

    "We are going to have to get Democratic votes in the Senate," he said.

    McConnell, of course, is the minority leader. He has 46 other members in his caucus. That it's McConnell who is asking for Democratic support and not Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) asking for Republican support says a lot about the nature of the deal.

    "But once John Boehner is sworn in as Speaker, then he’s going to have responsibilities to govern. You can’t just stand on the sidelines and be a bomb thrower." - President Obama, 12-07-2010

    by justmy2 on Sun Jul 31, 2011 at 10:32:00 AM PDT

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