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View Diary: The Nuclear Option is Coming. Are you ready? (140 comments)

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  •  Another good point. (none)
    And one that we should have tied to the nuclear option crisis earlier and in clearer terms: the nuclear option is equivalent to the Senate's declaration of a mandate -- that same "mandate" that Bush thinks he got from getting a bare majority together.

    The argument against the Senate "mandate" is even stronger, given that more ballots were cast for Democratic Senate candidates than Republican ones. But either way, the issue is the same: the Republicans think that barely scraping by entitles them to one-party rule. That's a message most voters have already processed once, and could easily absorb again.

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