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December 23, 2011

Major Victory For Obama And Congressional Democrats: Payroll Tax Holiday Will Only Be Two Months Long, Not The Full Year Those Mean Republicans Wanted!

Shorter Democrats: You're welcome!

Both houses passed the deal which includes the Keystone XL provision that will require Obama to make a decision on the project in 60 days.

The Senate and the House were in pro forma sessions today and passed the bill by unanimous consent. So two essentially chambers passed a bill. Ah, democracy.

Watching Harry Reid today talk about how this is a lesson for "new comers" in both houses (aka tea party types) I started to get the idea he, Obama and the media think the message of the 2010 mid-terms was, "keep doing what you've been doing for the last two years". Strangely, that's not how I remember it.

The GOP really managed to screw the pooch with this. They either should have caved earlier or passed their version first and left it up to the Senate to be the bad guy. Some how, the GOP leadership in both houses managed to take the 3rd option and let the Democrats claim a victory here.

I'm sure they'll do better when we start this all over again in a few weeks. Or...not.


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