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  •  Time To Go On Offense (3+ / 0-)
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    Losty, d to the f, sherlyle

    This is what Reid MUST do unless he wants to spend the rest of term passing only the legislation the Republican House Teabaggers think is fit to pass:

    1. Constantly remind Boehner and the wacky Teabaggers who lead him that the 2 month extension was passed by a truly BIPARTISEN vote of 89 to 10 with 39 out of 47 Republican Senators voting for it, along with all 2 Dems.  This is not one or two token Republicans voting with Dems. upon which Reid would claim "bipartisen support", this is OVER 80% of the Senate Republicans.

    2.  Tell them that the "pay for" part of the deal was only for the two month extension, not a one year extension, and that if we are going to talk about a one year deal, the millionaires tax "pay for" is back on the table.

    3.  Lastly, and most importantly, tell them that he must give the un-ammended Senate 2-month bill a straight up or down vote in the House or there will not be any further negotiations with the Senate this year.  Tell him the Senate will only return to negotiations in the event that a vote is held in the House on the Senate bill and it fails.  He needs to force Boehner to hold the vote he promised he would hold on Friday, PERIOD!

    "Some men see things as they are and ask, 'Why?' I dream of things that never were and ask, 'Why not?"

    by Doctor Who on Mon Dec 19, 2011 at 05:23:35 AM PST

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