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  •  it'll never happen (1+ / 0-)
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    it would be M.A.D.

    Deputy Political Director, DGA. Opinions here are my own and in no way represent the DGA's thinking.

    by Bharat on Fri May 18, 2012 at 02:50:59 PM PDT

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    •  ^^^THIS (1+ / 0-)
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      The GOP won't do it for the same reason our side didn't, fear of payback once returning to the minority.  The Republicans haven't held a Senate majority for more than 6 years at a time in almost any living person's adult life, so they don't expect long-term majorities.

      Also, Democratic obstruction would be a helpful foil for the Senate GOP if they were in the majority, since our Senators would kill the extreme stuff that would be poison to Republicans in the next election were it to pass.  So the Rethug Senators can vote for it and satisfy their base and blame the failure on Democrats, while cynically reminding swing voters that Democrats are complaining in campaign ads about stuff that never even passed.

      44, male, Indian-American, married and proud father of a girl and 2 boys, Democrat, VA-10

      by DCCyclone on Fri May 18, 2012 at 05:13:46 PM PDT

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