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  •  My only hope is that this is a stunt (5+ / 0-)

    Scenario:
    Reid knows GOP does not have 60 votes for cloture?

    He puts up SSCI for Dems to come together and reject it to prove to their base and America that they have spine.

    After cloture failure, the SJC version without Amnesty advances, and GOP needs 60 votes for an Amnesty amendment.

    Why would Dodd, Obama, Clinton and Biden come together against Amnesty at risk of getting dissed by their party's leadership?  Success or failure in preventing Amnesty is a strong comment on their leadership, and I wonder whether they are all in on a big show.

    Given past performance, I realize strategy is a bit of a pipe dream, but here's to hope....

    •  that is the only scenario (2+ / 0-)
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      flatford39, drational

      that could be plausible, but I don't trust Reid to think that far ahead.

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      by clammyc on Fri Dec 14, 2007 at 01:30:06 PM PST

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      •  Me niether (2+ / 0-)
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        flatford39, clammyc

        but I hope he surprises us.

        In my mind, the SSCI dems who voted "yes" are the bellwether.

        If Sheldon Whitehouse, Dianne Feinstein, Evan Bayh, Barbara A. Mikulski,  Bill Nelson, or Sheldon Whitehouse announce they will join Dodd to defeat cloture on the SSCI Amnesty bill, then it will indicate a ruse.

        The SSCI version escaped with only Feingold and Wyden voting against in SSCI, so if these other SSCI Dems change their tune, then it may indicate a coordinated, strategic move.

        Again unlikely, but wouldn't that be something.

        In the mean time, we should be calling these SSCI members for a position.
         

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