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  •  Well, I doubt they'll break openly. (9+ / 0-)

    I don't think Pelosi will get many, if any Rep. votes on her discharge petition at all. I think this is making some of them feel a little uncomfortable, and perhaps she can peel off a very few outgoing members, but not enough to get 218.
    However, this is a good political move. Refusing to sign the discharge petition may not be quite the same as actually voting no on the bill, but to many folks the difference will seem trivial, especially if the Dems go out and sell it as such.

    The Republicans will go over the cliff on this because very few of them can afford to piss off their primary voters, and many of them are in such gerrymandered districts that they have  few worries in the general either, but there will be some who are in tighter races and this will pressure them.

    Pelosi is stocking up ammunition for 2014, and it's worth doing for that alone.

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