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Fri Feb 8, 2013, 05:27 PM

A Republican Sequester Self Destruction Could Cost Them at Least 10 House Seats

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A Republican Sequester Self Destruction Could Cost Them at Least 10 House Seats

By: Jason Easley
Feb. 8th, 2013


If House Republicans follow through on their plan to let the sequester defense cuts happen, they could immediately put 10 GOP held House seats in jeopardy.

House Republicans have lost every fight that they have picked with President Obama since 2011, but this fact isnít stopping them from thinking that they can let the sequester cuts happen and the president will take the blame. This is the same rationale that House Republicans have using during every one of their self-created crisis, because they seem oblivious to the fact that Obama is at least 4-5 times more popular than they are. The end result is always the same. Obama beats them over the head with the bully pulpit, gets public opinion on his side, and at the very last second House Republicans cave.

News from today suggests that House Republicans remain so confident/detached from reality that some of them are willing to throw the country back into recession so that they can blame Obama.

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Politically aware Republicans can see the danger, but it doesnít really matter what they want. If the irrational ideologues in the House fulfill their economy destroying destiny, the rational members of the caucus will likely be swept away too. Democrats are already sensing that 2014 feels a lot more like 2006 than 2010, and House Republican self destruction has become so predictable that Democrats now plan for it.

If the sequester cuts happen, a 10 seats loss might be a huge underestimate. John Boehner will probably be able to turn another potential disaster for his party into their latest cave, but if he doesnít, Democrats are preparing to ride what could be a wave election back to the House majority.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 06:59 PM

1. This would so much easier if we had meaningful filibuster reform

There would have been a more intense spotlight on the GOP house doing nothing!

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Response to musiclawyer (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 07:08 AM

3. Agreed

Merkley is my senator so I was enthusiastically hoping he'd succeed.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 07:00 PM

2. So we get to smack down the DOD and the GOP at the same time?

Awesome

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