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  •  Bi-Partisan Senate "gang" rushes it out (1+ / 0-)
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    to beat the Obama roll-out tomorrow.  Geez, how petty.  

    Rubio wants this to be his signature legislation he can run on in 2016 it seems.  McCain was staunchly against any reforms since 2008 when he went hard anti-immigration, and then was pissed off at the Latino community for backing Pres Obama.  

    You have to imagine that this will pretty much be the final bill though - Pres Obama might need to appear to stay out of it so McCain doesn't decide to blow it up out of spite, and Rubio gets to play a more predominant role.  Hopefully Pres Obama has been in close contact with Durbin and Schumer.  

    "The world is made for people who aren't cursed with self awareness" -Annie Savoy (Bull Durham)

    by Jacoby Jonze on Mon Jan 28, 2013 at 06:44:37 AM PST

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      Rubio wants to be on record that he voted for this IF he gets the nom. and goes to the general election. He doesn't want this to be an issue that his side can seem "out of touch" on because it will be out of the way.

      We all have our own life to pursue, our own kind of dream to be weaving, and we all have the power to make wishes come true, as long as we keep believing. Louisa May Alcott

      by YoungArizonaLiberal on Mon Jan 28, 2013 at 07:43:39 AM PST

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      ... rolling it out BEFORE Obama speaks on the issue preempts the automatic "NO" that you'd hear from the House GOP if this were Obama's proposal.  They can't fall back on the usual "Obama's trying to socialize America" wheeze that they run everytime he opens his mouth.

      I think it's a good idea to get it out there. Now Obama is free to take a farther left position, before ultimately being forced to compromise into accepting something like the Senate version.

      "Unseen, in the background, Fate was quietly slipping the lead into the boxing glove." P.G. Wodehouse

      by gsbadj on Mon Jan 28, 2013 at 10:39:30 AM PST

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