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  •  so, is Labrador right? (0+ / 0-)

    no Republicans have signed onto the discharge petition yet?

    "I'm not a member of an organized political party - I'm a Democrat." Will Rogers

    by newjeffct on Tue Oct 08, 2013 at 09:33:50 AM PDT

    •  yes, I believe so. (8+ / 0-)

      But I think that is their way of having their cake and eating it too.  The real test is the actual vote.  And who REALLY knows how that would end up, but obviously Boner is worried enough about the outcome to not try it.

    •  If they vote on the discharge petition... (6+ / 0-)

      they will still have to vote on the bill that goes to the floor because of that discharge petition.  They will have identified themselves as willing to vote to pass the CR and will be directly under fire from the tea crazies untill the second vote is made.

      If they only have to vote on passing the CR, that is only one vote.  They can say whatever they want leading up to the vote then make their vote, it's done.  If it passes then they can be heroes and have some defenses against the tea baggers bloviations and attacks.  Of course if it doesn't pass they are screwed, but then we are all screwed.

      That's why they don't want to have to vote on the discharge petition first.

      The republicons moan, the republicons bitch. Our rich are too poor and our poor are too rich. Ferguson Foont

      by Josiah Bartlett on Tue Oct 08, 2013 at 10:34:54 AM PDT

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