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Response to Le Gaucher (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 10:53 PM

2. Putting 2 bills up could be a gambit to give Repubs a little cover without risking anything passing

Even if Dems all vote for 1 of the bills, assuming 1 of the 2 options is even slightly palatable to Dems, a fraction of the Repubs can vote for it and it will still fail. Presumably the other bill will be so noxious Dems hate it and all vote against. Both fail, yet all the Repubs who need to look like they were willing to do immigration reform/DACA protection have a positive vote to point to. And the Repubs who need to be seen voting against immigration bills get 2 bites at the apple.

I'm not yet buying the framing that these 2 bills are a result of failed negotiations instead of a cynical plan by Repub leadership to have opportunities to claim to be trying without actually accomplishing anything. We'll see when they actually come to the floor for votes and the entire texts are known.

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