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  •  without thinking twice (3+ / 0-)

    and I wouldn't put it pass them to make it a temporary change and somehow hold the Senate hostage to put it back the next time the loss....

    I am not sure it will happen because may not want to give up that bullet, but if I wouldn't put it past them.

    And they do pretty well guilting Dems into not doing filibustering...

    "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 Wed Aug 03, 2011 at 07:55:48 PM PDT

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    •  Random thought... (2+ / 0-)
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      AZphilosopher, JG in MD

      the talk of the Platinum Coin solution to Congressional gridlock will be used, eventually, by republicans, to stop a democratic House from using its position to influence policy.

      Sad but true.

      “Sometimes, the most reasonable thing in the legislative process is to be unreasonable.” Mike Pence, R-Ind., on negotiating with the democrats.

      by dclawyer06 on Wed Aug 03, 2011 at 08:01:33 PM PDT

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      •  I don't even think it will get to that (0+ / 0-)

        They would just dare Democrats to trash the economy.

        You tell me who would be the first to blink.

        "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 Wed Aug 03, 2011 at 08:07:24 PM PDT

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      •  No, the House will talk about (2+ / 0-)
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        apimomfan2, blueoasis

        "Keeping our powder dry"

        Hey Speaker Boehner, do you like apples? Well, your debt ceiling proposal just failed to come to a vote after showing a Ben Affleck movie. How do you like them apples?

        by AZphilosopher on Wed Aug 03, 2011 at 11:40:46 PM PDT

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      •  Personally, I wouldn't touch that... (0+ / 0-)

        ...particular tactic with a ten foot pole.

        It's a disgusting, dangerous thing to do, and America deserves better from its party.

        Simple question: In the years since Republicans successfully urged the disempowering of workers and unions in the Midwest, what has happened to those states economies?

        by Stephen Daugherty on Thu Aug 04, 2011 at 04:57:12 AM PDT

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    •  oops (0+ / 0-)

      without doing filibustering

      "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 Wed Aug 03, 2011 at 08:06:39 PM PDT

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