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Response to beachbum bob (Original post)

Fri Oct 4, 2013, 02:29 PM

9. Discharge Petition is a way out for Republicans too

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There's always a perverse beauty to a good workaround solution.

There are a lot of GOP-ers that are regretting following Cruz down into a narrow cul-de-sac (all those pitchforks in close quarters are just a tetanus shot waiting to happen). A Discharge Petition would get a bill past Boehner and allow him to claim that he didn't do it. He'd probably even be secretly thankful in a sobbing orange Eeyore sort of way. And if a petition gained traction with enough names, the 18 republican signers could rightfully claim that their constituents demanded it.

A discharge petition would be like legislative Exlax. Even if it takes 30 days, the threat of it would get things moving.

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