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  •  I'll bet the moment the Republicans get control (5+ / 0-)

    of the Presidency and Senate the filibuster will be done away with.  They'd rather take their chances with maintaining party unity with 50+ the VP than to give 41 Democrats (or some other number less than 50) the chance to obstruct a Republican's choices.  And should there ever be an election that overturns the majority, prior to the Democrats being sworn in there will be some measures taken to ensure the Republicans can continue to be obstructionists.

    •  That was supposedly their plan last time around, (4+ / 0-)
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      and they didn't dare do it.  Both parties like complaining about the filibuster when they're in the majority but preserving it for when they're not.  It's just sad and embarrassing that they're using it not for any reasonable procedural purpose, but out of pure political spite.  

      Saint, n. A dead sinner revised and edited. - Ambrose Bierce

      by pico on Tue Dec 06, 2011 at 03:23:48 PM PST

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      •  That was before Rs became Teahaddists. (2+ / 0-)
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        I would not bet against them voting to do the nuclear option on day 1 if they get control of the Senate.

        It's time for the Senate Dems to say: ENOUGH.

        It's time for the real nuclear option. Right now. And you know? The electorate will love it. Imagine: Dems with spine!!

        Will we see it? Will I win Power Ball tonight? I'm not sure which is more likely.

        "But there is so much more to do." - Barack Obama, Nov. 4, 2008

        by flitedocnm on Tue Dec 06, 2011 at 05:16:40 PM PST

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