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View Diary: Why The Debt Limit Fight Will Be A Political Face-Off With No Gimmicks Or Constitutional Crisis (208 comments)

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  •  Now that Boehner is going to have these (4+ / 0-)
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    bills moved through committee instead of say simply calling for a vote on raising the debt ceiling, there's a lot of room for ridiculousness - and a lot of people who are intent on acting ridiculously.

    There are numerous scenarios in which a bill could come to the floor where there would be no Democratic support because of crazy cuts that may well be attached to the bill - but also not just no Dem support - not enough GOP alignment to pass it either.

    Boehner might well be able to pass a straight bill that only raised the Debt Limit with Democrat's help, but even that's not an absolute certainty right now.

    The Republican caucus is all over the place and the majority are now extremist Tea Partiers.  All the more reason for the President to tell them to get their House in order, so to speak.  

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