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  •  I think he is waiting until the Lame Duck (1+ / 0-)
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    Utahrd

    My feeling is this gets done after the mid-terms during the lame duck.

    Here's why.

    1) Boehner is likely stepping down as Speaker after this Congress. This way he can put it up for a vote and not worry about consequences.

    2) If this got passed now, it would only tick off their base and maybe depress their turnout in 2014. The Senate map is all in Red States where they need to gain seats and they have very few pickup opportunities in house districts where this will make little difference.

    3) Doing it in the lame duck takes it off the table as the Presidential race gets started.

    •  Claro que si, compadre (0+ / 0-)

      In a lot of districts, the Republican just has to say "My opponent is in favor of amnesty".

      "states like VT and ID are not 'real america'" -icemilkcoffee

      by Utahrd on Wed Sep 18, 2013 at 09:19:15 AM PDT

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