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  •  Oh, so he has NO EXCUSE. (3+ / 0-)

    even if we believed this were a valid course of action in the face of a tough reelection with the Speaker having called the vote on a clean hike, as the diary noted he would have voted to raise the ceiling at least 50 times already given his tenure.  

    Difficult, difficult, lemon difficult.

    by Loge on Tue Feb 11, 2014 at 03:18:46 PM PST

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    •  He usually votes w/ the GOP (3+ / 0-)

      Voting record here

      He ranks highest in the House for bipartisanship, 73% of the bills he co-sponsored were sponsored by Republicans.

      Money is property, not speech. Overturn Citizens United.

      by Betty Pinson on Tue Feb 11, 2014 at 03:37:26 PM PST

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      •  This is true, (1+ / 0-)
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        but again as noted, this wasn't a partisan issue until they had a President the R's regard as illegitimate.  Also, co-sponsorship of legislation isn't a very good measure of partisan leaning.  Tells you very little about the nature of the bills, which republicans and how they score on ideological grounds, or what percentage of all bills have two party co-sponsors.  

        Difficult, difficult, lemon difficult.

        by Loge on Tue Feb 11, 2014 at 04:06:20 PM PST

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