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At Last, Republicans Make Their Case to Main Street

Earl29 Wrote: Feb 07, 2013 12:31 PM
I hope they have truly gotten off the negitiating with Obame wagon. Time will tell. With regular order and the power of the purse, the House has the upper hand if they don't give it up again. By all means go to the people. Just go with the right message.

The House Republicans, in serious trouble with public opinion as they blinked facing the "fiscal cliff" over New Year's, seem suddenly to be playing a more successful game -- or rather, games -- an inside game and an outside game.

The inside game can be described by the Washington phrase "regular order." What that means in ordinary American English is that you proceed according to the rules.

Bills are written in subcommittee and committee and then go to the floor. When the House and Senate pass different versions -- likely when Republicans control the House and Democrats have a majority...