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  •  Senate Republicans being hung out to dry (1+ / 0-)
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    But Rubio looking really smart here.

    "What do you mean "conspiracy"? Does that mean it's someone's imaginings and that the actual polls hovered right around the result?" - petral

    by conspiracy on Tue Jan 01, 2013 at 12:56:32 PM PST

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    •  Rubio knows what he's doing (1+ / 0-)
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      Chait had a great article a very weeks ago in which he argued persuasively (IMO) that Rubio will oppose the fiscal cliff bill and any immigration reform to position himself for 2016.

      It’s not coincidental that Rubio is speaking out on these two issues. They’re the two most plausible issue areas where President Obama is likely to sign major bills — and, as a result, the two areas where conservatives are nearly certain to conclude that their party’s leadership betrayed them. The anger of the base may or may not be strong enough to prevent Republicans in Congress from striking a deal. But it will surely be strong enough to shape the party’s internal decisions — no Republican who acquiesces on the budget or immigration will be eligible to lead the party in the future. Price and Rubio see that already, and others will surely follow.
      •  Ironic, considering he was working on (2+ / 0-)
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        MichaelNY, James Allen

        some alternative to the DREAM Act that wouldn't offend the nativists.

        Age 23. Voting in NJ-03. Lived most of life in NJ-01. Had Rush Holt represent me during my undergrad years and am now represented by Frank Pallone in my grad school.

        by KingofSpades on Tue Jan 01, 2013 at 02:08:10 PM PST

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