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  •  You say "change the rules of the Senate" (0+ / 0-)

    as though it were a trivial decision.

    In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice; but in practice, there always is a difference. - Yogi Berra

    by blue aardvark on Tue Oct 11, 2011 at 07:18:14 AM PDT

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    •  50 votes + Biden, yes. (0+ / 0-)

      I get that it would have been nearly impossible for this current batch of weak-kneed Dems to even consider. But there were plenty of people pointing out the benefits to doing so, and the dangers of not doing so. And it turns out that those people were correct. Again.

      Corporations rule stealing money, legally. Time to take it back!

      by Diebold Hacker on Tue Oct 11, 2011 at 11:32:33 AM PDT

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      •  And no negative consequences worth (0+ / 0-)

        considering. Because they've had these sorts of rules in place for 200+ years in one form or another, but there is no good reason for them.

        In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice; but in practice, there always is a difference. - Yogi Berra

        by blue aardvark on Tue Oct 11, 2011 at 12:36:03 PM PDT

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        •  Why do we need 60 votes these days? (0+ / 0-)

          And how long has that been the case?

          Corporations rule stealing money, legally. Time to take it back!

          by Diebold Hacker on Tue Oct 11, 2011 at 02:43:13 PM PDT

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          •  Since the 1950's (0+ / 0-)

            Before that it was 67 ... out of 98. But filibusters were less common.

            In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice; but in practice, there always is a difference. - Yogi Berra

            by blue aardvark on Tue Oct 11, 2011 at 03:14:46 PM PDT

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