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  •  The irony about CIR is that if the House GOP (1+ / 0-)
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    blue aardvark

    passed it, I dont think there would even be much of backlash from the GOP base.

    I mean, I know they dont like it, but it seems like they are much more focused on fiscal issues and defunding Obamacare.

    The town halls have been pretty civil, when it comes to immigration reform it seems. And significant groups within the GOP(farmers, business and conservative religious groups) favor CIR, so that would probably be a boost to Rs who vote in favor of it.

    So really the main problem is Boehner trying to get it through the House, and the lack of a "majority of the majority" among House Republicans.

    •  All he has to do is allow it to come to a vote (2+ / 0-)
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      Aquarius40, mspicata

      and work with Pelosi to make sure they have the handful of GOP votes needed to pass the Senate version.

      But he apparently isn't willing to go that route again.

      •  That means throwing out the Hastert Rule (1+ / 0-)
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        smartalek

        and THAT means all his clique facing primary challenges from the right.

        If I ran this circus, things would be DIFFERENT!

        by CwV on Mon Aug 26, 2013 at 03:45:12 PM PDT

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