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  •  Boehner did know that further cuts (8+ / 0-)

    to the SNAP program would cost him the Democratic votes required to pass the bill.  He can shed crocodile tears over it and send Cantor out to the floor to blame the Democrats, but Nancy Pelosi had told him when the amendment to authorize further cuts in the program was introduced that if it passed, a significant number of Democrats would bail.

    Either he didn't believe her or he wanted the bill to fail, as he called for a vote on the amendment anyway - knowing it would pass.

    "In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican." - H. L. Mencken

    by SueDe on Fri Jun 21, 2013 at 06:23:02 AM PDT

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    •  alternative explanation (3+ / 0-)
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      SueDe, Zack from the SFV, Doctor Who

      and based on past performance.

      Leader Cantor and Whip McCarthy are incompetent.

      "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." - Groucho Marx

      by Greg Dworkin on Fri Jun 21, 2013 at 06:52:57 AM PDT

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      •  I say let them all share the blame. (0+ / 0-)

        The one thing that can't be blamed is the Democratic party - at least not legitimately - but that won't stop the Republican base from believing them.  (sigh....)

        "In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican." - H. L. Mencken

        by SueDe on Fri Jun 21, 2013 at 10:31:27 AM PDT

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