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How Democrats might goad the GOP
into shutting down the government

The Week, by Marc Ambinder

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Posted By:StormCnter, 8/28/2014 12:47:18 PM

President Obama is expected to announce by mid-September whether he will circumvent a recalcitrant Congress and press ahead with immigration reform on his own terms. "Executive action," as it´s come to be known, could be as robust and consequential as providing de-facto earned amnesty for millions of undocumented immigrants now living in the shadows. That decision would reverberate widely. Democrats have usually been afraid that if Obama decided to showcase the apogee of presidential power, the counter-reaction among conservatives and revanchists would cost Democrats an intolerably high political price. Now, though, after all the midterm primaries are done, as the cluster

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We won´t fall for it again.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 8/28/2014 1:12:02 PM     (No. 9984679)

Question for the GOP: How does it feel to be a soccer ball?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 8/28/2014 1:12:36 PM     (No. 9984681)

The Great Usurper invents another excuse to circumvent the Constitution.

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