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  •  All you need to know. (1+ / 0-)
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    Several Republicans, who last week opposed the leaders’ plan to force the Senate to vote on a resolution that would end funding for the health law, now back the latest plan.

    “This would be the first time in two years and nine months I actually get to vote for defunding on a must-pass legislation,” Representative Tim Huelskamp, a Kansas Republican, said yesterday. “Almost all Republicans” would vote for the plan, he said. Those who don’t “would be those who want a primary opponent in the next election. I don’t think anybody wants to do that too badly.”

    Heritage Action, the advocacy arm of the Heritage Foundation, a Washington-based research institution led by former Republican Senator Jim DeMint of South Carolina, yesterday endorsed the House’s plan to fund the government and defund the health law.

    Now I am not sure that a shut down will hurt the GOP all that much, the media won't let it, but I am enjoying the fact that just three years after the GOP and media created the tea baggers we are seeing them  turn into the dirty sanchezes of the party.

    Most of the people taking a hard line against us are firmly convinced that they are the last defenders of civilization... The last stronghold of mother, God, home and apple pie and they're full of shit! David Crosby, Journey Thru the Past.

    by Mike S on Thu Sep 19, 2013 at 10:08:23 AM PDT

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    •  The media + gerrymandering (0+ / 0-)

      is what makes the radicals in the GOP so bold.  No price to pay.

      We have to change that.

      The most violent element in society is ignorance.

      by Mr MadAsHell on Thu Sep 19, 2013 at 10:45:55 AM PDT

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    •  The 'media' will do... (2+ / 0-)
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      What their corporate masters tell them to do.  And right now, the corporate masters DO NOT WANT a shutdown, let alone a default on the debt.

      “Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires.” - John Steinbeck

      by RichM on Thu Sep 19, 2013 at 11:50:18 AM PDT

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