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  •  And those would be? (0+ / 0-)

    Perhaps the 20-30 Teahadists in the House?

    Irony takes a worse beating from Republicans than Wile E. Coyote does from Acme. --Tara the Antisocial Social Worker

    by Youffraita on Tue Oct 15, 2013 at 09:08:45 PM PDT

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    •  The article is (3+ / 0-)
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      LordMike, VickiL, Larsstephens

      The Politico article is quite interesting, there were actually three factions that were against the bill, one of them was just against cutting benefits for Hill staffers, another against repealing the device tax because that would be a giveaway to corporations (!?!?!?) and then of course the hardcore Teabags.

      •  It's hard to be hardcore without a core (0+ / 0-)

        This bit from the Politico article makes the "hard core" crowd look ridiculously core-less:

        ...Cruz was urging 20 or so conservative House colleagues to stand strong. Many of them didn’t, and privately told leadership they would support their plan.

        Then Heritage Action for America and FreedomWorks came out against the leadership proposal late on Tuesday afternoon, which spooked many House conservatives.

      •  They're right about the device tax (0+ / 0-)

        Per The Nation, that whole issue is being driven by lobbyists for the device manufacturers, led by former Sen. (and FOX contributor) Evan Bayh (DINO-IN). So yes, repealing it would precisely be a giveaway to corporations, and apparently the Tea Partiers found that it didn't play well to ordinary people who they need as their ostensible base.

        On top of that, it makes it hard to argue that the ACA is wrecking the budget, when you pushed hard for the provision that the President put in there to prevent that.

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