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    if by some awful miracle the Super Congress succeeds (which would pretty much only occur with a major Democratic capitulation), rank-and-file caucus members wouldn't go along with it. Whether they could prevent the simple majority required to pass whatever recommendation the committee came up with isn't clear

    A simple majority would still require some Senate Democrats to vote for it. But even though there's enough reliably cryptofascist Senate Democrats to do so, the rest of the Senate Democrats could filibuster (41 of the 53) to prevent it. It should be far easier for the majority party to filibuster than it has been trivially easy for the minority Republicans to do so at every turn.

    Democrats probably don't even have 80% of their Senate caucus available to stop the epic collapse they've gone along with for so long, especially under the bantamweight "Leader" Reid. They're reliably unreliable. And so cryptofascist in effect, even if some are more crypto than others.

    "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." - HST

    by DocGonzo on Fri Nov 18, 2011 at 11:49:05 AM PST

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