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  •  The unanimous consent option means that the (1+ / 0-)
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    Repubs are really not voting on the extension as far as I can tell, which leaves them an out - they can say technically that they refused to vote on it and held fast.  If this is so, I'd love to see a Dem object and force a real vote on the extension.  Stick it to 'em I say.

    The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt. Bertrand Russell

    by accumbens on Fri Dec 23, 2011 at 06:24:01 AM PST

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      There's this:

      if anyone at any of the points in the process where unanimous consent is asked should stand and say, "I object," the procedure gets blown up. That won't by itself kill the bill, but it would mean that everyone would have to fly back to Washington during the holidays, and they'll likely want to kick the shit out of the a-hole who opened his mouth.

      Dems have their victory. Forcing the whole Congress to fly back to DC could give the GOP a talking point.... unless it's one of THEM that objects.

      Now that would be the best outcome of all.

      "Here is my principle: Taxes shall be levied according to ability to pay. That is the only American principle." Franklin D. Roosevelt

      by bear83 on Fri Dec 23, 2011 at 06:29:58 AM PST

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