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One’s Named Harry, but the Other Guy Sounds Like Callahan

Today’s Morning Jolt features a look at how WFB launched Joe Lieberman’s Senate career, Salon’s declaration of “The Vindication of Dick Cheney” — no, really! — and this bit about a showdown on Capitol Hill:

Eric Cantor Double-Dog Dares Harry Reid

I would like to think that at some point, Eric Cantor will get a chance to run into Harry Reid in some hallway in Congress, and he’ll get a chance to squint and rasp through gritted teeth, “I know what you’re thinking. ‘If the Senate votes to repeal Obamacare, will I lose six Democrats or only five?’ Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement I kind of lost track myself. But being as this is the repeal bill, one of the most powerful mandates in the political world, and the political pressure on your Red State senators would blow your caucus apart, you’ve got to ask yourself one question: Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk?” 

Alas, the formal challenge was a bit more mundane: ““If Harry Reid is so confident that the repeal vote should die in the Senate then he should bring it up for a vote if he’s so confident he’s got the votes,” Cantor said.

Apparently among the new advisors to the House Republican Caucus: Rex Ryan.

Next tactic: Chicken clucking noises.


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