Zounds, Eric Cantor can't be as stupid as he sounds. He said today, he actually said:
This assumption that everyone is operating on, that there is unanimity on the Democratic side, that they would support a CR at sequester level, is an assumption that I would question.
Ask the Democrats in this House whether they support a clean [continuing resolution] with sequester or not.
We can do that! He and his boss can do that. It's called a vote. Majority leaders really should know this sort of thing.
Nonetheless he has a point. As The Hill reports, "Almost 20 GOP lawmakers have said they would support a clean CR." But "almost 20" isn't 20, and maybe even not 18. No one really knows the precise count of almost.
Worse, Democrat Raúl Grijalva's office tells The Hill he wouldn't support a clean CR at current spending levels: "Nope, that is too low for him." For sure, Grijalva's opposition might well go the way of Dennis Kucinich's to the Affordable Care Act, but do other "nay" progressive votes lurk?
Again, no one really knows. There is, however, always that excellent, above-mentioned way to find out.
Sorry for the weird spacing. First the Internet went out (it rained, a highly unusual meteorological event that Mediacom failed to factor into its tech-engineering), so I switched to an iPad (on Verizon 3G, which causes me to remember fondly the speed of dail-up), on which I then scribbled this post and thereupon transferred it to Typepad--and that which goes into Typepad from an iPad stays in whatever bloody form it went in as. It's all really quite rude. Anyway, that's the chain-reaction explanation for the weird spacing.