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We sent one off terror a second off for a third off work we are now asking very simple.
A chance to appoint conferees.
Get together face to face talk about the issues an idea find room for compromise.
And do something better.
That's what -- asking for.
Republican congressman Pete Sessions on the house floor.
Let's bring in our panel once again Steve case and writer for the weekly standard AB Stoddard associate editor of the hill Juan Williams comes -- bill -- syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer AB.
Republicans seemed like they were going through the regular motions trying to make a point that they're doing everything they can buy the book.
But it's the other side's not biting is that going to work on the rhetorical mountain that they have to climb.
Wants this thing sets in tomorrow.
-- -- -- Well like I said I mean I don't really have expected and in the last at 36 hours of John Boehner would not gonna shut down that if he did it would be very shortly to -- The briefs have maybe 36 hours.
It doesn't seem tonight like -- they know what he's doing.
Do you there's a lot of confusion among his members in leadership close to leadership about what the exit ramp is for this situation this conference thing.
Is is a joke that that the senate was pressured by house Republicans senate Democrats to pass a budget the first one in four years they did that.
By April 15 it was their constitutional requirement to to -- come up with a conference on a budget.
Senate Republicans including senator Ted Cruz objected to that they know going into this when sessions says we just want to get sitting down together.
And and and compromise.
They know that this conference thing is literally a face saving move to buy themselves a few more hours before they figure out -- and aghast he does this hurt.
The battle that they -- one of the seven.
On the debt ceiling does this.
Poll what happened over the past I -- our -- -- I think I think he probably -- I think certainly it's the case that the longer this lasts.
The more it complicates that argument the one good thing I think John Boehner has at this point is.
He's got and he's got a pretty clear argument to make to move to a clean CR which would be sort of the stat.
To move to a fight on the debt ceiling because what he can say.
To the people who voted in favor of this latest resolution is.
What do you you may have made pledges that you weren't gonna vote for a continuing resolution that funds obamacare but you did.
That's -- what happened earlier this evening.
Now that you are a cross that bridge let's just stay together and have this fight on the debt -- where we've actually got real -- It's a pretty compelling argument and they were only a handful of Republicans who didn't vote slightly more.
Who -- who didn't vote for this latest iteration of the continuing resolution.
For that reason so I think John Boehner -- a pretty strong hand to go to his to his Republicans and say let's move off of this particular vehicle and get onto the debt -- On Democrats were pretty unified threat that sticking with Harry -- sticking with the president but there are definitely some red state Democrats -- have to be feeling a little bit.
A little bit of pain was some of these votes potential -- so -- younger people there who were vulnerable but the interesting part of this is you know when you look at it from a purely political -- point.
You don't see Republicans upping the pressure on those Democrats instead it's been Republicans shooting at Republicans.
But your point is well taken I think if you look at as a normal political dynamic you would look it.
You know baggage you would look at prior -- -- -- Andrew.
And you would say hey these guys are sitting ducks right there and there and red states what's why don't we go after them but they have been unable to move them they were able to push Joseph Manchin from West Virginia just a tad.
But for the most part Harry Reid.
And Nancy Pelosi -- had the luxury of saying you know what -- forces see this as an attempt to bully.
Democrats the president and to take away what was a tremendous legislative victory Charles we are where we -- but if Republicans had started with.
Delay instead of.
Do you think we would have been a different place yes and they had started to make the argument a month ago about to -- To make people understand the fairness which is a part of the issue.
Talk about the exemption for congress they would have the upper hand but because it was all -- -- monopolized by some people in congress who wanted to always think about.
Essentially destroying obamacare became an issue.
President's signature -- passed -- -- to pass the -- all -- that we've been hearing over and over again and then it became.
Over a consuming a resolution so it that was a loser from the beginning the problem here is that Republicans in the house and now.
In in retrieve it goes from overturning it to delaying it to delaying a provision and not to having -- conference look it is over the ballgame is over.
Throw in the towel.
The -- stuff like this has always been true.
Derided as a matter of tactics but it's the truth you fight on the debt ceiling we know from the polls that people want to see a fight on the debt -- they're not even.
That -- am in favor of raising it even in the absence of demands it's the one place where the polls have shown 60% of Americans.
Want to see it coupled with a a decrease in spending.
And are prepared to see a fight and the threat over it the other part of it prejudiced at one point.
We ought to be showing today the complete this function.
Of the kickoff of health care.
Of these exchanges all the loopholes all the mistakes -- all this stuff that we know is is there.
Instead of the focus being on that is -- would be would -- the headlines but to going to be on the panda cam is now shut down in the zoo.
You know working to get that.
That's shout them depending cam -- problem.
-- it's still on no look it's still on they have not late this election.
Thank goodness mr.
false alarms anywhere goodness I got to jump to panda right there yeah.
Top more on the other side will -- another look as we -- to break the pandas are sleeping everything's okay for the time being everybody can see them.
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