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  •  But they're not going to allow a vote (3+ / 0-)
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    Jeff Y, Pluto, DeadHead

    in the house on any bill that only cuts middle class tax rates, and they'll try to filibuster any such bill in the senate. The only votes they'll allow will be on bills that cut all taxes, but they'll only mention the middle class rates in their ads. They believe that most voters are too stupid to know better.

    "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

    by kovie on Wed Dec 12, 2012 at 09:03:08 PM PST

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    •  I think people are paying attention right now (7+ / 0-)

      more than they usually do. Republicans usually get away with their crap (filibuster etc) because no one (other than us) is watching.

      If Republicans are stupid enough (they are) to try to tie tax cuts to the rich with their future tax cut bills, it will fail badly in the court of public opinion, again.

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      by Jeff Y on Wed Dec 12, 2012 at 09:14:00 PM PST

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      •  I hope you're right (3+ / 0-)
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        Jeff Y, Aunt Pat, DeadHead

        But this is clearly what they will do. They only have a few basic moves but they've played them quite well. Till now. Take away even one of these moves and you've weakened them enormously politically, like removing a plug from a race car.

        I'm frankly amazed that Dems haven't figured them out till now and come up with effective countermeasures. They're not that hard to figure out.

        "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

        by kovie on Wed Dec 12, 2012 at 09:23:53 PM PST

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