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August 01, 2011

Old Message: Compromise and Bipartisanship Are Super-Important
Mew Message: It's Okay For Democrats To Play Political Games With The Debt Ceiling

Nancy Pelosi and Steny Hoyer are voting for the bill, but they're not whipping votes.

Enter the fightin' fightin' progressives:

House Democrats don’t want to carry Republicans’ water, though. Rep. Gary Ackerman, D-N.Y., said every Democrat who votes for the bill takes a Republican off the hook — he urged colleagues to wait until Republicans put at least 200 votes on the board “before we give them cover.”

I love it. Don't vote for it. Let's shut it down, then.

Allah guesses that as few House members as possible will vote "yea," and we might see some vote-switching based on whether it's safe to vote "nay" or not.

It's possible, still, some of these idiots might get a little too cute and vote it down.

And what will happen to the media's favorite value -- "compromise" -- then?

Oh, and it must be time for Sheila Jackson Lee to say something stupid. And maybe infected with unaware self-parody. Today she announced something awful to behold -- we are now witnessing "the tyranny of the minority."



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