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  •  once again (5+ / 0-)

    you speak for me Dallasdoc.

    And what about some clear statements on filibuster reform from top Dems.

    Do we have any Democratic Senators willing to speak out positively about progressive moves we should make?

    Hidden is he. Mighty is he. His time returns. Hold, wait, be still

    by GideonAB on Sun Aug 12, 2012 at 08:52:04 AM PDT

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    •  Yep. Without Democratic Senators willIng (5+ / 0-)

      To speak out about filibuster reform, and demand it for the next congress, no one will believe whatever populist rhetoric candidates spout.  Politicians of both parties use the filibuster to hide their unwillingness to follow through on what they say.  Obama essentially did the same.  We all remember the terrific populist speaking candidate of 2008.  Hope and change.  But when the time came to follow through he was backed down by a filibustering senate, and left saying that there weren't enough vote for the policies he espoused.  And there never will be, as long as we have to get 60 votes for everything.  The filibuster, and hence minority rule in the Senate, is only allowed to exist by the majority party in the senate.  Next time McConnell filibusters some necessary piece of democratic legislation, remember that you have every member of the Democratic majority to blame for yertles success.

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