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Tue Jan 1, 2013, 07:26 PM

Why Cantor is saying he can't support bill...

...to give political cover to the many, many Rethug House members that will surely vote against it. However, Dem House members are likely to support it overwhelmingly and it will pass. This has been the most likely scenario for weeks. No bipartisan bill supported by the President was ever going to pass the House with majority Republican support.

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Reply Why Cantor is saying he can't support bill... (Original post)
primaryblue Jan 2013 OP
LiberalEsto Jan 2013 #1
aandegoons Jan 2013 #2
grantcart Jan 2013 #3
question everything Jan 2013 #4
nsd Jan 2013 #5
Wellstone ruled Jan 2013 #6
high density Jan 2013 #7
SunSeeker Jan 2013 #8

Response to primaryblue (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 07:40 PM

1. I can't support my taxes paying his cushy salary, either.

Time to dock his paycheck.

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Response to primaryblue (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 08:00 PM

2. It is only because he wants the top spot.

The rest of the country can go to hell.

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Response to primaryblue (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 08:07 PM

3. I am guessing that the Dems will require atleast half of the Republicans vote for it or they will

let it fail.

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Response to primaryblue (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 08:11 PM

4. I suspect they are thinking of the next elections

"My hands were tied, the Democrats changed the rules.."

Creeps. All of them. Think of the country, of your constituents that, if you are from a red state are dependent on government payments.

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Response to primaryblue (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 08:18 PM

5. Hastert rule

The problem here is the so-called Hastert rule that the House GOP adopted when Dennis Hastert was speaker. It holds that a bill won't be brought for a vote unless a majority of the Republican caucus favors it. In effect, it gives the Republican hardliners veto power.

So the question is: does John Boehner have the courage to defy the Tea Party, break the Hastert rule, and pass something with a minority of Republicans and a majority of Democrats. Given his track record, I'm not hopeful.

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Response to primaryblue (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 08:22 PM

6. Elections did have many

consequences mainly if you didn't campaign with the Willard and Fake Ryan,your ass is grass and Cantor is your daddy. It's all about the Billionaires and the Oligarchs. You knew the pushback was going to be bruttle and there would be tassid threats about cutting of campaign funding.

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Response to primaryblue (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 08:32 PM

7. I thought there was a Boner Rule that said nothing comes up to vote in the House

unless it will pass with GOP votes.

Oops, I see nsd already mentioned this "rule."

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Response to primaryblue (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 11:13 PM

8. How did Wayne Powell lose to that douchebag?

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