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September 6th, 2013 - 1:14 pm

That’s what RCP is doing, and it’s not looking great for Professor Ditherton Wiggleroom.

Whip Count

There is a path to 218, but it’s a narrow one — and would require a firm hand from Wiggleroom, Pelosi, and probably Boehner. None of which seems very likely.

Wiggleroom’s real problem is that wavering members have been getting plenty of outs. The obvious one is that none of the House leadership — Democrat and Republican alike — is cracking the whip to line up votes. Another is the military leadership’s obvious lack of enthusiasm, if not outright embarrassment. Then there’s the Professor himself, who’s only commitment to his own cause (other than scowling and scolding) has been to cancel a fundraiser so that he could spend more quality time in Washington, scowling and scolding.

I’ve never seen anything quite like this, on an issue a President seems so committed to pushing through.

Fore more years.

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I don't think that these whip counts mean anything. This is just posturing so as to avoid accountability in the run up to the vote. I would not be surprized to see wild swings when the time comes to actually vote.
45 weeks ago
45 weeks ago Link To Comment
I think most significant here is that of the Lean Pluses, the Democrat 'No's outnumber the 'Yes's two to one.

Is Perfessor DW counting on Republican's insatiable bloodlust to kill little brown people to drag him over the line here?

Wouldn't surprise me if that's where his head's at.
45 weeks ago
45 weeks ago Link To Comment
Ø wants to lose this one.

"If I hadn't been blocked by the Republicans, Evil Assad would have stopped killing innocents."

The entire GOP should all vote "Present" and let Ø swing in the wind.
45 weeks ago
45 weeks ago Link To Comment
Undecided: lick the middle finger, stick it to the wind, feel whence the wind blows...
45 weeks ago
45 weeks ago Link To Comment

Exactly what sort of kabuki is this? The President makes statements seemingly committing him to the policy, goes to a summit and makes statements committing him to the policy.

And yet: The President refers the matter to Congress even though he's done this sort of thing before without Congressional approval. The Pentagon is very publicly holding its nose and flipping the bird, and the President's own Congressional leaders are very pointedly not advancing the matter.

What fresh h**l is this?
45 weeks ago
45 weeks ago Link To Comment
Seemingly, Obama scheduled his speech for when all of the opposition has gathered support and firmed up positions.

Either he intends to fail or he's even dumber than I've thought.
45 weeks ago
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