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  •  You can't just go by pure R numbers. (0+ / 0-)

    The tea party caucus is just a sort-of friendly name for the most right of the right wing.  They set the mood for Republicans in 2011.

    From Neocon to sane- thanks to Obama- and Kos.

    by satrap on Fri Aug 12, 2011 at 01:17:17 PM PDT

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    •  Set the mood for Republicans, maybe, but not (1+ / 0-)
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      for Democrats.

      Takes exactly 25 Republican votes if Democrats hang together.  If 3/4 of Democrats hang together, takes a bit more than 1/4 of Republicans.

      LG: You know what? You got spunk. MR: Well, Yes... LG: I hate spunk!

      by dinotrac on Fri Aug 12, 2011 at 01:58:24 PM PDT

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