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  •  Exactly.. it would be Obama shutting down the (2+ / 0-)
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    G Contractor, gunnarthor

    government.

    And the same thing holds true for all kinds of legislation.  Bills would breeze through a united Senate and House only to hit a brick wall at the White House.  The optics would be less than desirable, especially if they can manage to bring moderates like Manchin on board to vote for these bills.. you only need a couple of votes to be able to label something "bi-partisan".

    The news would be bleating: "President Obama today vetoed yet another bi-partisan reform bill.." blah blah blah...

    Of course, Obama would be a lame duck and it would be no big deal to him, but it might become their argument for putting a GOPer in the White House in 2016.

    •  You may be right (2+ / 0-)
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      G Contractor, JJ In Illinois

      I'd like to think this stunt would be too transparent for even the Broderists in the media to ignore, but I've been disabused of that notion by now, I think.

      I still think the Democrats would have a chance to make political hay out of the GOP actually passing their wish list of political abominations.  But Democrats are pretty good at missing opportunities.  And you definitely have a point that the GOP will regularly peel off Manchin or Heitkamp or one from that crew.

      He'd see everything! He'd see the big board!

      by General Turgidson on Tue Apr 15, 2014 at 02:31:16 PM PDT

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