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GOP discovers filibusters are wrong as a matter of principle

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A bill to repeal the health care law drew the full force of both parties Tuesday as debate on the measure opened in the House, launching a two-year battle over President Barack Obama’s signature domestic achievement.

Ahead of the vote Wednesday, House Republican leaders pressed a new line of attack, accusing Democrats of thwarting the will of the people by not committing to give the bill an up-or-down vote in the Senate.

I defer to H. L. Mencken and (the apocryphal) P.T. Barnum.

…UPDATE [SL]: Some useful data to put this highly principled Republican claim in context.

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