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  •  Boehner isn't on our side, but I have suggested (4+ / 0-)

    the same tactic in some of the comments I've posted.

    If Boehner gives us a clean CR, Democrats in the House should assure him that if his Speakership is challenged, they will stand by him for demonstrating a modicum of sanity.

    We can't win the Speakership back until 2014, but this would be Boehner's only way to begin pass legislation again that benefits both parties.

    If we began passing legislation that benefits the country, the sane remaining Republicans will get on board and we will have effectively hamstrung the Tea Party until 2014.

    Then they can be voted out and replaced with Democrats or at least Republicans who believe in putting their country before their party.

    •  I think it's brilliant. (3+ / 0-)
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      HeyMikey, GleninCA, Buckeye54

      It forces Boehner and his moderate coalition to continuously find compromises with Democrats in order for the coalition to stay together and Boehner to maintain his speakership.

      Meaning Pelosi and company will have him by the short hairs.

      Or at least, meaning that the logjam will break.

      "Much of movement conservatism is a con and the base is the marks." -- Chris Hayes

      by raptavio on Wed Oct 02, 2013 at 01:05:10 PM PDT

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