Dog Welder: The problem won't be in the Senate as McCain and his cronies will go behind McConnell's back again.The real issue will be in the House as the Republicans don't even have to bring the issues to a vote to stop it, and Cantor is in charge of the scheduling.
somedude210: /a dozen lawyers in the room, yet none of you can tell me what that means?
Monkeyhouse Zendo: A dozen lawyers that don't remember Philosophy 101 and the most basic flaws in reasoning? I'd exclaim "Improbable" but, unfortunately, that sounds about right.
Serious Black: Would you rather lose to the guy who says you can't stop sucking Obama's black mamba or to the gal who says you'd refuse to pass Obama's kidney stone? Talk about a tricky question.
The Evil That Lies In The Hearts Of Men: There will not be a government shutdown. The GOP need the budget passed just as much as the Democrats. Probably more even as at this point nobody but the tea party folks are going to blame anyone but the GOP.They negotiate the bills, filibuster the first round for show and then vote against a bill they know will pass without their support so they can tell their constituents they voted against Fartbongo's agenda.The Democrats need to grow a pair and have 5 folks abstain from the next vote. Force at least one Republican to switch. Then have another abstain to force one more.
Stile4aly: The real risk here isn't necessarily McConnell, it's Boehner. A continuing resolution isn't really subject to a filibuster because it's a pure budget measure so it can always be passed by 50+1 votes in the Senate. In the House, however, Boehner has really hogtied himself with the "majority of the majority" method of passing legislation. If enough of his Tea Partiers defect then he'll be forced to pass the bill with the assistance of the Dems and that may cost him his speakership.
Dog Welder: If they do end up making a complete clusterfark out of this, do not underestimate angry Democratic voters who will get out to the polls.
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