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  •  it's just more theater from Boehner (3+ / 0-)

    to help sell this austerity budget (which, as digby points out, is worse than Paul Ryan's original budget) to the masses. Presumably this is intended to convince the gullible Dem base that this is indeed a good deal, that the tea caucus is on the run. Then, of course, when unemployment benefits come up, the other shoe will drop and they'll be forced to make some kind of "compromise" to the far right in order to get that through...

    With Pelosi encouraging the Democratic caucus to "embrace the suck", we can expect beatings to continue (in true bipartisan fashion).

    "In America, the law is king." --Thomas Paine

    by limpidglass on Sat Dec 14, 2013 at 05:34:40 PM PST

    •  Playing to Independents (1+ / 0-)
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      That's what Boehner is doing.  He knows that his party is in toilet and he's working to get the Independent vote in 2014.  Don't for a minute think that Heritage et al didn't know what he'd be doing.  After all, even he can be primaried.

      Never be afraid to voice your opinion and fight for it . Corporations aren't people, they're Republicans (Rev Al Sharpton 10/7/2011) Voting is a louder voice than a bullhorn but sometimes you need that bullhorn to retain your vote.

      by Rosalie907 on Sat Dec 14, 2013 at 07:00:16 PM PST

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    •  Uhhh Didn't Pelosi say "Embrace the Suck"?? (0+ / 0-)

      WHY are "democrats" in congress supporting this budget?

      what's GOOD about it for democratic voters??

      "It is essential that there should be organization of Labor. Capital organizes & therefore Labor must organize" Theodore Roosevelt

      by Superpole on Sun Dec 15, 2013 at 06:33:16 AM PST

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