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  •  spine (6+ / 0-)

    Why do we have to pass the Defense authorization bill?  They want to play chicken with us by shutting down the whole government--why not force Defense cuts similarly.  I know shutting down anything is bad politics--but playing along with the sequester -- or the new sequester lite--is no way to protect those most in need.  When attacked, you either fight back, or cave in.  

    Actions speak louder than petitions.

    by melvynny on Wed Dec 18, 2013 at 11:07:21 AM PST

    •  Too risky. (0+ / 0-)

      If Dem's are seen as the one's who shut it down by saying no to this bipartisan deal then we lose a big campaign issue about them shutting it down last October.  Not only will we lose that high road but we'll also lose in order of shut downs.  People remember most the last event to happen, not the one's proceeding it, so we could easily lose The Senate next year.  Pass the auth bill but do it last.

      "If it takes all night / that'll be alright / if I can get you to smile before I leave." Jackson Browne

      by rainmanjr on Thu Dec 19, 2013 at 12:08:23 AM PST

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