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Mark Joseph Stern @mjs_DC
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Three points:
(1) North Carolina's HB2 went from an outrageous proposal to law in 12 hours. Nine months later in NC, a series of absurd Republican bills went from rough drafts to the governor's desk in days. It is naive to take a "wait and see" approach with today's GOP.
(2) The standard "some chance of going somewhere" is highly subjective. But it surely applies in Pennsylvania, where GOP legislative leaders have already *defied court orders* in a desperate attempt maintain their illegal gerrymander.
It is eminently reasonable to speculate that Pennsylvania Republicans might rally around the impeachment of justices who may soon hold them in contempt in court for their flagrant defiance of the law.
(3) The easiest place to kill a bill is in subcommittee. If legislators notice that a proposal has become dangerously controversial, they might pull it well before it hits the floor, gains momentum, and becomes a cause célèbre.
Asking reporters to ignore a controversial bill until it gains serious traction is akin to saying, "just ignore this dangerous measure until it has too much momentum to be stopped." Today's GOP thrives on that kind of naivety, and we shouldn't play along.
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