Dems Serve Up Ironic Tick Tock Of Events Leading To Payroll Tax Victory

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A senior Democratic aide offers this tongue in cheek tick tock on the House GOP’s payroll tax cut surrender.

· On Sunday, Senator Reid called on Speaker Boehner to pass the Senate’s bipartisan compromise.

· Senator Reid waited for Speaker Boehner to agree to pass the Senate’s bipartisan compromise.

· Today, Speaker Boehner’s staff contacted Senator Reid’s staff, and agreed to pass the Senate’s bipartisan compromise.

Funny. Also basically true. The tick tock on the other side of the Capitol was much more dramatic.

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