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  •  The good thing about this is we'll soon see... (10+ / 0-) many Senate Democrats will choose not to allow the Republicans to paint them as weak on defense in an election year.  We'll see whether all that leverage they've acquired through Republican over-reach that you say they've acquired will give them the willingness to make Republicans stick to their deal or whether they will choose a different path.

    Don't tell me what you believe, show me what you do and I will tell you what you believe.

    by Meteor Blades on Fri Mar 16, 2012 at 09:35:17 PM PDT

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    •  I don't know if it will even get to the Senate. (0+ / 0-)

      This is an opening move by the House Republicans as they try to pass a budget bill to send over to the Senate.  There are a couple of points in the House itself where these restorations can be killed.

      We'll see.

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      by joe from Lowell on Sat Mar 17, 2012 at 10:22:43 AM PDT

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      •  but (1+ / 0-)
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        as long as the Republicans are willing to take hostages and Democrats are unwilling to force Republicans take responsibility for shooting the hostages, the Republicans will eventually win.

        As long as the consequences of submitting to terrorists are less than the consequences of resisting terrorists, the Democrats will continue to screw us.

        Ask your barista what her degree is in.

        by happymisanthropy on Sat Mar 17, 2012 at 11:56:55 AM PDT

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