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  •  The onus is on the Majority Leader not (2+ / 0-)
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    the Speaker. The rule  change gave the authority to the ML (Cantor) or his designee not the Speaker.

    "I'm totally pro-choice in the matter of abortion. But of course I'm also so radically pro-life that I think every person from birth onward must have full and affordable access to healthcare." - Gail Collins

    by gritsngumbo on Sun Oct 13, 2013 at 01:20:15 PM PDT

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    •  Sorry, missed that, but same sentiment. (3+ / 0-)
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      It's on THEM.

      “Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough.” FDR

      by Phoebe Loosinhouse on Sun Oct 13, 2013 at 01:53:47 PM PDT

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    •  Why does media keep talking about Boehner? (2+ / 0-)
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      I wonder if they are trying to avoid talking about this rule change.

      Does Boehner have any power under some other rule to bring the "clean resolution" up for a vote ?  

      It is disturbing that such power is given to the "Majority Leader," who has no constitutional role and is really just the representative of the 7th District of Virginia, one of 435 representatives.

      •  Yep. (3+ / 0-)
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        Frankly, I wouldn't be surprised if much of the media does not even know much about this latest republican travesty.

        I know many think it's all about the "corporate media" and how all their voices are somehow all in on the conspiracy to make their bosses happy.

        But I have an even darker view. I think the MSM is for too large of a part, a lazy bunch of SOBs who repeat each other's talking points and gobble up their huge salaries without doing much reading or investigating. I know several very smart bloggers, including this diarist,  who would do better on a quiz about the IMPORTANT details of what's going on here than many a well paid news anchor.

        Read another poll today that pointed out that the American public largely gets its news through TV these days, including the cable news shows. This is what I mean by large salaries.
        How much do you think Chuck Todd makes to spout his lazy both sides do it meme? And he's far from alone in this category.

        It's not that I expect the media to spout my views, it's that I expect them to know what's going on, mention it, question it, and pursue it.

        Small ray of hope. Saw Don Lemmon of CNN just about jump down a republican's throat over his BS today, and he didn't give up. He asked the right questions, ones that said he actually knew what was going on. It was shocking, in the nicest of ways.

        "A typical vice of American politics is the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues." Theodore Roosevelt.

        by StellaRay on Sun Oct 13, 2013 at 07:46:17 PM PDT

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