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  •  It's hypocritical to get mad at Republicans... (1+ / 0-)
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    It's hypocritical to get made at Republicans when 1) they are being joined by "Democrats" in their obstruction and 2) Democrats continue to fail to address the obstructionism.  

    •  This is correct (0+ / 0-)

      Even if a couple of Dems had switched, that would have meant that a couple of the republicans would have switched away from the bill.  Toomey and Manchin played this beautifully.   Toomey now looks like a reasonable senator, which he'll need in a tough re-election campaign in PA in a presidential year in 2016.  Manchin now has a little more cred in his own party, where, let's admit, before this, he was seem at best as a necessary evil.  

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