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  •  And I turn off at the "filibuster" excuse (0+ / 0-)

    It's just that, an excuse, and a pretty pathetic one used to justify and excuse mediocrity.  

    A political party that was truly committed to reform would either twist the arms necessary to force through its agenda — or if it lost the vote in Congress, would keep going back to the well to push its electoral advantage with the voters.  When you have a winning issue, either you win the legislative votes, or you turn around and use a legislative loss to club your opponents and pick the same fight the next day.  Today's Democrats do neither, which is the "tell" that they either don't want real reform, or they just don't care.  

    Shirley Chisholm was right. Our Republic is in deep trouble.

    by Big River Bandido on Tue Apr 10, 2012 at 06:52:29 PM PDT

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    •  You misunderstand (0+ / 0-)

      history and basic parliamentary rules. I'd correct you, but I have other things to do. If you do not believe the filibuster is not a problem, I cannot convince you of anything.

      People panic too much on this site.

      by thematt523 on Tue Apr 10, 2012 at 07:57:10 PM PDT

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