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    authority described in section 4 of the 14th Amendment has been largely untested in the SCOTUS.

    I think the Republicans taking this to court [for them] is a huge risk. There's a better than even chance they'd lose even with the court structured the way it is now.

    I mean, think about it; do they really want to give the president whom they hate with the passion of 1000 burning suns... even more executive power? Especially when gutting the social safety net is so unpopular that it could marginalize the party for a generation when they get all the blame?

    As much disdain I hold for the GOP and as much as I would like to see them fail -- I would advise them to not go down this road. It's a waste of precious time that could instead be used to tackle jobs, gun control, immigration reform and a host of other major problems we're facing.

    But... if you insist... please proceed, governor.

    "That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons of history." ~ Aldous Huxley

    by markthshark on Fri Jan 04, 2013 at 06:35:21 PM PST

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