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BREAKING: Mitch McConnell Surrenders

An ice storm is coming. Some of the Republicans don’t want to get stuck in D.C. for Christmas fighting for freedom.So Mitch McConnell and Harry Reid have agreed not just to vote on the health care package on Thursday morning, but also to lift the debt ceiling.Then they’ll fly home. All before the sun even makes it to its peak position in the Christmas Eve sky.Yes, the GOP got the Democrats to go to Christmas Eve. But only for show and face saving.The GOP will vote against the health care package having not run out the clock, and then they’ll help the Democrats raise the debt ceiling.As Roll Call puts it, “Under the agreement between Reid and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), votes on final passage of the health care bill and a two-month extension to the debt limit sometime before early afternoon on Christmas Eve.“Two blows for freedom with Mitch McConnell’s cooperation.We need a Churchill, not a molehill as the GOP leader.Good thing George Washington wasn’t a wimp when it came to crossing the Delaware in an ice storm on Christmas night.By the way, why stick around? We know the Democrats have the votes. Make them own it. If we’re going to throw in the towel early, the GOP should en masse pack up and go home. Leave the Dems alone by themselves to do in the Republic.

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