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  •  this showdown reminds me of a line from (2+ / 0-)
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    commonmass, pamelabrown

    the remake of "Heaven Can Wait", with Warren Beatty.

    Beatty 's character comes back to life in a different body, and wants to play quarterback for the Rams, but the owner won't sign him.  So he buys the team:

    Former owner: "He got my team. The son of a bitch got my team."
    Advisor to former owner: "What kind of pressure did he use, Milt?"
    Former owner: "All I asked was sixty-seven million, and he said "okay."
    Advisor to former owner: "Ruthless bastard."

    The Republicans have asked for this, and the Dems could simply accede to their wishes.  That would be ruthless...and the Repubs would be hoisted on their own petard.

    They could be left twisting in the wind for about 30 days, and then Congress could undo it with the grimacing, reluctant cooperation of a minority of GOP members.  That's how hardball is played.

    Oregon: Sure...it's cold. But it's a damp cold.

    by Keith930 on Wed Feb 13, 2013 at 08:27:25 AM PST

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