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  •  Abolishing earmarks has absolutely (6+ / 0-)

    emasculated the House leadership.  Used to be they could buy enough votes to get their way.  Now, all they can do is get down on their knees and beg...

    When the union's inspiration /Through the workers' blood shall run /There can be no power greater /Anywhere beneath the sun /Solidarity Forever!

    by litho on Thu Jun 27, 2013 at 10:02:07 AM PDT

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    •  And their caucus is so overwhelmingly (2+ / 0-)
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      Zack from the SFV, JerryNA

      faux macho that if you beg, you're seen as a wimp and they'll just ignore you.

      Of course, without earmarks you can't actually bribe them with anything either, because there's little you've got to work with.

      Couldn't happen to a nicer bunch of guys.

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