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To: Tennessean4Bush
If they had the votes already they would have voted already so as not to have anyone waver and fall off the wagon. They do not have the votes yet. They want everyone to think it is inevitable and that the Prez is generating some momentum.

They want everyone to think that there is a chance it will not pass. All that remains is figuring out who votes "No" to retain their seat, and who votes "Yes" to take one for the party. But they've already got the votes.

As history tells us, this "suspense" is being manufactured by the Demonicrats for the public's consumption, to put forth an illusion that the party has moderates and conservatives. P.T. Barnum lives.

32 posted on 03/09/2010 10:07:07 AM PST by Hazwaste (Some people are like slinkies. Only good for pushing down stairs.)
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To: Hazwaste
As history tells us, this "suspense" is being manufactured by the Demonicrats for the public's consumption, to put forth an illusion that the party has moderates and conservatives. P.T. Barnum lives.

I wish I had access to your sources.

33 posted on 03/09/2010 10:33:44 AM PST by Tennessean4Bush (An optimist believes we live in the best of all possible worlds. A pessimist fears this is true.)
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To: Hazwaste
But they've already got the votes.

I don't think so. I think the most they have is 201 yeas, and that is likely to FALL not rise as it becomes clear to some members in vulnerable seats that the bill will fail, and they have nothing to gain by casting a yes vote and everything to gain by appearing to be courageous.

I also see this aas an opportunity for a revolt against Nancy Pelosi. This bill fails and she is diminished. Politics being the ruthless game it is, there may be some who will vote no for no other reason that to bring Pelosi down, once they see that outcome in the cards anyway.

41 posted on 03/15/2010 6:59:30 AM PDT by John Valentine
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