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  •  I wager it'll be before New Years. (7+ / 0-)

    And will have more than a few GOP yea votes.

    Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on or by imbeciles who really mean it. --Mark Twain

    by SottoVoce on Sat Dec 18, 2010 at 07:28:53 PM PST

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    •  they'll claim some change was made and now (5+ / 0-)

      with that very important change made, they support it.

      In fact they are the biggest supporters and Patriots, that were prevented from doing this earlier because the Dems refused to make the needed change. If you don't believe them, look at the videos Jon Stewart showed with them showering praise on the 9/11 Responders and see how they were supportive. If only the Democrats had, blah blah blah.
      All to be repeated in the media.

      The truth is that little, or nothing, about the Bill will have been changed other than something cosmetic, if anything at all is touched.

      without the ants the rainforest dies

      by aliasalias on Sat Dec 18, 2010 at 07:53:40 PM PST

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      •  what is changed is that Kirsten Gillibrand (7+ / 0-)

        found some kind of funding mechanism that will give them cover.  Now they can say, "we always favored it, but wondered how we could pay for it. Now we can, so we embrace it."

        The problem with that scenario is that it will only fool those who already trust the GOP.  The amount of money, in the scheme of things (especially considering their tax cuts for the wealthiest) is very small.  That they would let ANYTHING stand in the way of helping the heroes, even temporarily, looks very, very bad.  They can put perfume on it, but it's still going to stink to high heaven.

        Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on or by imbeciles who really mean it. --Mark Twain

        by SottoVoce on Sat Dec 18, 2010 at 08:06:49 PM PST

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