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View Diary: Understanding the Republican "Nuclear Option" (185 comments)

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    The reason the republicans are doing this is that they don't trust the Dems not to use the nuclear option in the future if they were the ones to filibuster enough liberal judges.  With the downward spiral that judicial nominations are taking- over the long term the republicans see the nuclear option as inevitable.  So they will pull the trigger now while they are virtually guaranteed of controlling the senate until 08 and have the deck stacked in their favor long term because of the redstate/bluestate ratio

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