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  •  Reid knows the time necessary more than I (2+ / 0-)
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    LordMike, bythesea

    but I don't think they have much more time to dick around waiting for Boehner.  House is done for the night - time for Reid and McConnell to get their agreement out and to the Senate floor.  

    Glenn Greenwald promotes far-right fringe extremist group The Oath Keepers - https://twitter.com/ggreenwald/statuses/377787818619064320

    by Jacoby Jonze on Tue Oct 15, 2013 at 03:30:17 PM PDT

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    •  I think the issue now is getting unanimous consent (0+ / 0-)

      If Cruz wants to delay, he can do that, whether the vote is right now or tomorrow.

      •  I bet Reid and McConnell together... (1+ / 0-)
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        LordMike

        can get around this.  And if they can't and Cruz does filibuster, imagine the visual of a Republican Senator blocking a vote while Moody's and S&P slash the American credit rating, the stock market crashes, the dollar crashes...

        Glenn Greenwald promotes far-right fringe extremist group The Oath Keepers - https://twitter.com/ggreenwald/statuses/377787818619064320

        by Jacoby Jonze on Tue Oct 15, 2013 at 05:25:02 PM PDT

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        •  Then maybe not... (1+ / 0-)
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          Graham is emploring Cruz not to further gum things up, and Thune is saying that they perceptively could as is their right as individual senators.  

          The story from the Senate GOP is that they threw it back to Boehner because if the bill came from the House there was less tricks and delays that Cruz could use.  

          It seems like the GOP believes the debt ceiling breach won't happen as long as they have a vote in the process of happening, because the shutdown might have given the government certain savings.  

          BUT Cruz will be delaying a floor vote for two days, which means two extra days of a shutdown that is completely unnecessary.  I don't know if the GOP Senate wants those optics  - causing two more days of pain for grandstanding.  So maybe there could be a filibuster reform or something passed that could speed up this process.  

          Glenn Greenwald promotes far-right fringe extremist group The Oath Keepers - https://twitter.com/ggreenwald/statuses/377787818619064320

          by Jacoby Jonze on Tue Oct 15, 2013 at 05:46:31 PM PDT

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          •  If Reid/McConnell agree on a deal (3+ / 0-)
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            LordMike, BennyToothpick, askew

            there should be no reason why they can't get the 67 votes to change the Senate rules to prevent Ted Cruz from continuing to commit treason against the United States.

            Ted Cruz and all the other teabaggers really should be arrested for treason if he goes through with this.  

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