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  •  It was a tenuous majority in the Senate (1+ / 0-)
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    Face it we barely had a majority in the Senate with the 60 vote filibuster rules.  So, the President got done what could be done.

    "The real wealth of a nation consists of the contributions of its people and nature." -- Rianne Eisler

    by noofsh on Mon Oct 01, 2012 at 04:16:00 AM PDT

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    •  Only tenuous because Reid/Obama agreed to it (0+ / 0-)

      The filibuster, an Old Boys' Club tradition, not a law or part of the Constitution, was more important to them than working for the people of the country.

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