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  •  the only backlash to sweat ... (6+ / 0-)

    ... comes from the BlueDogs, who might well sponsor a bipartisan bill with the entire GOP caucus

    the spin and framing from that would be disastrous

    Pelosi and Reid have some tough cat-herding in their immediate future ... if somethings going to happen, far better it come from our side than the other (plus turncoats) ...

    it's easy to sit back and play the NetActivists' emotions by calling for inaction ... something else to hold true to both your values and your caucus' unity ...

    it's about biconceptualism ... Obama08

    by wystler on Tue May 01, 2007 at 09:51:48 PM PDT

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    •  yes to caucus unity... (1+ / 0-)

      Pelosi and Reid have a tough road.

      When you have to buy free speech, only the rich have a voice. Bill Moyers

      by Pink Lady on Wed May 02, 2007 at 08:13:50 PM PDT

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    •  Not sure there'd be much backlash at all (0+ / 0-)

      have a look here to see why

      To think is easy. To act is difficult. To act as one thinks is the most difficult of all -Goethe

      by commonscribe on Wed May 02, 2007 at 08:27:01 PM PDT

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    •  But would it move? (0+ / 0-)

      Anyone can sponsor anything, but unless the leadership brings it to the floor, it won't move.  Now, I don't know that Pelosi would say no to Hoyer, but if it meant a real blow to her leadership, I think she'd have to.

      Plant a new Truffula. Treat it with care. Give it fresh water and feed it clean air. -- Dr. Seuss

      by mwk on Wed May 02, 2007 at 08:50:43 PM PDT

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      •  the worst leadership can do ... (0+ / 0-)

        ... is send it to committee

        if the committee has enough bluedog votes, the minority can get it back on the floor

        meanwhile, the press' role? don't ya think it'd be all over the sunday talkers, evening broadcast news, 24/7 cable operations, etc.? the GOP is still pretty damned good at getting the press releases into the news cycle ...

        it's about biconceptualism ... Obama08

        by wystler on Thu May 03, 2007 at 08:26:05 AM PDT

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