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  •  Another Aritificial Crisis (2+ / 0-)
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    FogCityJohn, Diebold Hacker

    The Democrats could get rid of this and any other filibusters in an instant by using the nuclear option, but they choose not to. Keeping this artificial crisis let's Democrats pretend to be powerless as an excuse so that they can try and explain away their inaction or why they've passed such crappy legislation.

    •  This is exactly right. (0+ / 0-)

      They could fight, but won't. It's been this way for far too many years.

      How far to the right do the Dems have to move before you stop calling them Dems?

      by Diebold Hacker on Fri Aug 19, 2011 at 08:34:25 PM PDT

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      •  Republicans Don't Enter Into It (0+ / 0-)

        There's no fighting with Republicans even needed in order to take action, since this can be done without one single Republican vote, but the Democrats choose to let judicial vacancies remain and choose to let there be the 60 vote excuse when they can take care of both those issues all by themselves.

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