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  •  It's bad for Dems (0+ / 0-)

    The Dems are too gutless to use it to change the financial system or to put us on the path to transitioning our economy to ALT-E, but the Repubs won't hesitate to dismantle Social Security, Medicare, or change voting rules or campaign finance laws to make sure the Dems will NEVER EVER get back in power again.

    This was more than a mistake, it was a grave mistake that could end up being more destructive to our society than we can imagine.

    People are ignoring what just happened and we'll regret it the rest of our lives.

    •  If the Republicans see a chance (1+ / 0-)
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      JamieG from Md

      If the Republicans see a chance to acheive one of their major goals-privatizing Social Security, eg, they wouldn't hesitate to destroy the fillibuster.
      There is nothing wrong with majority rule. We just have to have the majority.

    •  No question you could be right (0+ / 0-)

      I guess I see the dismantling of SS, medicare are going to happen in the super congress thing.  It provides cover for R's and gains us nothing.  It is odd that the nuclear option gets used for such a trivial issue.  I guess I think that if R's get in power again they WILL use the nuclear option if they don't get their way.  Under Bush they didn't need to.  Dems never denied Bush anything he wanted.

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