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  •  What?!? (2+ / 0-)
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    cdreid, Alice in Florida

    The Democrats have all the ammunition they need against the Republicans to win a 60-65 seat Dem Senate.  The question is, as it always is, whether they will USE that ammunition or not.

    •  Doesn't answer the question. (0+ / 0-)

      Do you favor eliminating the filibuster, come what may?

      I certainly do.

      Tunis...Cairo...Tripoli...Wall Street

      by GreenSooner on Sat Dec 31, 2011 at 04:03:30 PM PST

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      •  The founders (0+ / 0-)

        did NOT want absolute majority rule. That tends to lead to things like communism, fascism, naziism... it leads to oppressed minorities. And in a nation ruled by corporations it leads to open fascism, a tiny ruling class and disposeable serfs.

        A man is born as many men but dies as a single one.--Martin Heidegger

        by cdreid on Sat Dec 31, 2011 at 04:14:02 PM PST

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        •  If they wanted 40 Senators to stop everything (0+ / 0-)

          the filibuster would exist as an actual Constitutional construct.

          It doesn't.

          "To pass these defendants a poisoned chalice is to put it to our own lips as well." Justice Robert Jackson, Chief Prosecutor, Nuremberg.

          by Wayward Son on Sat Dec 31, 2011 at 05:38:53 PM PST

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    •  not in this election... (0+ / 0-)

      ...I don't know what planet you're on, but we're defending 23 seats, and the GOP are defending only 10.  In case you're under a rock, the electorate are not exactly happy with incumbents of either stripe this year.  I don't know if we'll lose the Senate, but there is no way in fucking hell we gain 7 seats.

      "To call a starving man free is to mock him." --Jawaharlal Nehru

      by demomoke on Sat Dec 31, 2011 at 04:05:30 PM PST

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