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  •  Huh? (4+ / 0-)

    There's no filibuster - that doesn't make sense. If the Republicans filibuster this, that's essentially killing it by another means.  They'll just vote on this in the senate and it'll fail. Then, it'll be up to the house to decided if they want to keep walking into a brick wall, or do something constructive.

    Plus, nobody needs to "restore" Obamacare funding. It's already funded. This vote in the house is meaningless theater... Basically, it's so they can tell their base "well, we tried... really hard..."

    Freedom isn't free. That's why we pay taxes.

    by walk2live on Fri Sep 20, 2013 at 08:55:09 AM PDT

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    •  that's the point- GOP wins on sequestration cuts (0+ / 0-)

      but loses on Obamacare defunding (which as you point out, they can never win).

      If what ultimately is passed by both the House and Senate locks in (A) all of the sequestration cuts or (B) locks in the domestic spending sequestration cuts but undoes the defense spending sequestration cuts - then either way, that is a huge win for the GOP.  [Parties can quibble over whether their win is 98% or less % - but it is a huge win for the GOP.]

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