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What would we do without the magical Rachel Maddow Fairy? If only there were a magical Kick Hypocritical Conservatives Out of Office Fairy.

Maddow: "The Democrats are winning..." 

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Video- Sen. Kyl (R) Chooses Tax Break For Millionaires Over Payroll Tax Break For Middle Class

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There it is in all it's glory. They just don't give a f. Via.

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Sen. Jon Kyl already threatening to quit supercommittee

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Go right ahead, Jon, quit. You and Former Alaska Half-Gov Inepta McWalkAway can run off (at the mouth) together in blissful wedded quititude.

Via Politico:

They’ve only met once, but Sen. Jon Kyl is already threatening to quit the deficit busting supercommittee if the panel pushes more defense cuts.

“I’m off the committee” if there are deeper cuts to the military, Kyl warned at a forum sponsored by several conservative think tanks, including AEI and the Heritage Foundation. [...]

If the “trigger” is pulled, “I would do my best to see to it that it never took effect,” Kyl said.

Yes, because if there's one thing we don't spend enough on, it's our military. Via AlterNet/ThinkProgress:

Or as Think Progress likes to put it, GOP Voted For $50 Billion To Rebuild Iraq Without Cuts, Now Insist On Cuts To Offset Funding To Rebuild America.

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Boehner, McConnell make debt committee picks

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Not the worst people they could have picked, but I'm not seeing alot of compromise promised here.

(CNN) - House Speaker John Boehner on Wednesday named Reps. Jeb Hensarling of Texas, Dave Camp of Michigan and Fred Upton of Michigan as his three House Republican picks for the special congressional committee to tackle further deficit reduction.

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(CNN) – Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday named Sens. Jon Kyl of Arizona, Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania and Rob Portman of Ohio as his three Senate GOP picks for the special congressional committee that will negotiate further deficit reduction steps.

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