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  •  Senate Democrats are gutless (7+ / 0-)

    If the roles were reversed, Republicans would not hesitate to change to rules to get their judges through - and Senate Dems would cave in to protect the sacred Senate rules that only the Democrats consider sacred.

    Will Democrats ever learn? Ever?

    "Here is my principle: Taxes shall be levied according to ability to pay. That is the only American principle." Franklin D. Roosevelt

    by bear83 on Thu Dec 08, 2011 at 06:32:29 PM PST

    •  Probably not. (2+ / 0-)
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      bear83, mightymouse

      That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --

      by enhydra lutris on Thu Dec 08, 2011 at 06:39:20 PM PST

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    •  There is something in the character of Dems (3+ / 0-)
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      Eric Nelson, bear83, mightymouse

      both in Congress and even, I believe, amongst Democratic voters, that recoils from the raw exercise of political power.  We place too much emphasis upon "fair play" and following rules, even as we compete against an opponent who isn't hung up on those notions.  It's like engaging in a duel where you walk ten paces and turn, yet we know that at the count of nine our opponent will turn and shoot.  We congratulate ourselves on our integrity as we fall to the ground, mortally wounded.

      I find it sickening and self defeating.

      "Give me control of a nation's money and I care not who makes her laws." Mayer Amschel Rothschild

      by Keith930 on Thu Dec 08, 2011 at 07:14:01 PM PST

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    •  This is what Democrats should recite until it is.. (1+ / 0-)
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      ..emblazoned on their minds imo.

      Republicans would not hesitate to change to rules to get their judges through

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