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Pure spite is a poor political strategy, especially when the basic symbolic point - forcing the Dems to wait until the last possible day to pass this travesty - is preserved. Actually, the early vote will achieve something the late vote couldn't: A full day of media devoted to a bill the public hates and which both left and right agree is garbage. Good luck getting people to watch the news after dark on Christmas Eve; now, thanks to the new arrangement, they'll have almost 12 extra hours to stew about it before the holiday draws them away. McConnell knows what he's doing here.
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