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Tue Jan 1, 2013, 09:51 PM

my prediction for the fiscal cliff vote in the house......

The 27 republicans who will not be returning will vote for it, along with a strong majority of Democrats. No returning Repubs will vote for it.

If it doesn't pass because it doesn't get quite enough support among Democrats, then the Repubs will try to blame the Democrats.

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Reply my prediction for the fiscal cliff vote in the house...... (Original post)
virtualobserver Jan 2013 OP
sadbear Jan 2013 #1
virtualobserver Jan 2013 #2
Swede Atlanta Jan 2013 #3
virtualobserver Jan 2013 #4
alcibiades_mystery Jan 2013 #5
virtualobserver Jan 2013 #6
alcibiades_mystery Jan 2013 #7
virtualobserver Jan 2013 #8
alcibiades_mystery Jan 2013 #9
virtualobserver Jan 2013 #10

Response to virtualobserver (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 09:54 PM

1. Aren't most of those 27 republicans idealogues?

I think they'd rather see the country go down the crapper than vote for it.

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Response to sadbear (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 09:58 PM

2. who isn't in the house these days?

at least they won't face the voters.

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Response to virtualobserver (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 10:00 PM

3. I doubt any of the "non-returning" members will vote for the deal...

Most of them are knuckle-dragging ideologues. Since gerry-mandering has made so many seats safe for the incumbent or incumbent party, I doubt the returning pukes will be inclined to vote for it either. Remember that if they are in a "safe" GOP district, their only threat is from a tea bagger primary challenge. They will tow the Grover Norquist line.

I hope I am wrong, for the country's sake. But I don't have a lot of hope.

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Response to Swede Atlanta (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 10:03 PM

4. yes, but they are meddling with the primary forces of nature



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Response to virtualobserver (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 10:04 PM

5. Wasserman-Schultz predicted only 150 Dems aye

So that wouldn't make it. Probably closer to 75-85 GOPers for it.

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Response to alcibiades_mystery (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 10:10 PM

6. 75 to 85 brave repubs?

I will be shocked if that occurs.

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Response to virtualobserver (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 11:01 PM

7. So I guess you're shocked

85 on my last count.

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Response to alcibiades_mystery (Reply #7)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 11:06 PM

8. I am

I knew that there would be pressure to pass this, but those 85 may pay a price

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Response to virtualobserver (Reply #8)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 11:07 PM

9. You forgot the part where I was right

Just kidding.

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Response to alcibiades_mystery (Reply #9)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 11:11 PM

10. Your precision was impressive

What is your opinion of Cantor moving forward? Will he challenge? Is he damaged?

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