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  •  He might be able to deliver SOME GOP votes (0+ / 0-)

    after the Speakership election.
    The Majority of his party is gone round the bend, but some of them are more deeply in hock to Wall Street and Big Business than they are to the TeaBagger/Billionaire axis of insanity. With a unified Democratic caucus and an insurgent group of "Moderate Republicans" (yeah right), economic policy will be moved.
    One of the interesting parts of this is that the Speakership can be contested by Pelosi as well as Cantor and Boner. Conceivably, if they split the GOP vote, she could become Speaker!. But even if she doesn't, the once impregnable wall of the House Republicans is showing signs of cracking.
    I find all of this both funny and disturbing. I'm depending on the TeaBaggers to be so extremist that they keep us from making a bad deal and that they fracture their own caucus and counting on Wall Street and assorted fat cats to push their rented minions to get over it and get some work done, because profits.
    They tried everything, including a Capital Strike (a modified Galt maneuver) to prevent Obama's reelection, it didn't work, now the less fanatic want to get back to making some money.

    If I ran this circus, things would be DIFFERENT!

    by CwV on Mon Dec 31, 2012 at 09:37:34 AM PST

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    •  Why give up anything on race if (0+ / 0-)

      Boehner can't deliver? If it takes 200 Dems votes, shouldn't Pelosi demand something in return? Lets say 400k tax cuts but we get unemployment insurance extension and something  else.

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