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  •  Democrats feel preparaed (4+ / 0-)
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    Aquarius40, ivorybill, askew, Laconic Lib

    Democrats are doing what they can to turn this issue against Republicans. They are prepared to carry through reform OR let the Republicans commit suicide on the issue. It is about time.

    This was very explicitly stated at the recent community swearing in of Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez and done so in the presence of Chuck Schumer...initially stated by a mayoral candidate (Comptroller John Liu) and reiterated over and over by several others.

    This is a deliberate choice by the Democrats and the Republicans are scared of the strategy. I just hope Nydia keeps everyone focused on it and doesn't let compromise take over too much.

    FREEDOM ISN'T FREE: That's why we pay taxes. NYC's Progressive/Reform Blog

    by mole333 on Mon Jan 28, 2013 at 07:10:46 AM PST

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    •  On top of it... (1+ / 0-)
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      ... by putting this Senate-produced version out there ahead of Obama's version tomorrow, Democrats avoid the reflexive chorus of "NOs" that come from the House GOP whenever Obama opens his mouth on anything.

      Now Obama can propose a totally unacceptable (to the GOP) version and fall back if need be on the Senate version which, on the whole, isn't awful.

      "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 10:33:26 AM PST

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