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  •  To jam BO & Ds. Want defense? Tax cut for the ric (1+ / 0-)
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    h or you can veto 'funding for the troops', Mr. BO.  Now apply that to everything, every single bill with every Thug poison dream attached.  

    Then the media screams 'Its BOs fault!' or "Why can't he compromise?!"

    And the country lurches right, Democrats get depressed and Thugs slip thru even more abominations to voting rights, etc., in the States while everyone is looking elsewhere.

    Its been done before.  Heck, Ds did it to W after 2006, tho to a much lesser extent than Thugs will to that 'blah' person in the WH as they, like the racist mass-murderer this week, talk about 'taking their country back'.

    •  Good points (0+ / 0-)

      I wasn't thinking of it so much as the GOP attaching odious poison pills to routine must-pass bills.  You're right that they'll pull stunts like this every chance they get, and probably win the spin war over it too.

      I think my logic holds with respect to them proactively passing their wishlist, standing on its own - it would go nowhere, risk exposing just how wretched their ideas are, and the Dems would have a chance to run a clear "choice" campaign against that agenda.

      But to the extent they can tack horrible things onto other necessary bills and then dare Obama to veto, say, defense spending (with perhaps some Obamacare-damaging rider attached)  They'd probably kill the filibuster for the chance to do this at every turn.

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

      by General Turgidson on Tue Apr 15, 2014 at 02:37:38 PM PDT

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