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    having to keep talking is worthless.  Reading the phone book would be the perfect illustration to the American people of how broken the Senate is.

    -7.62, -7.28 "Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly." -Langston Hughes

    by luckylizard on Wed Nov 21, 2012 at 08:01:52 AM PST

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      approval rate I think the American people are well aware of how broken the senate is. The establishment machine Democratic tools in the senate, Durbin included, have turned this branch of government into a lame farce. Instead of deliberating and passing legislation they put on a show and cut back room deals and victories for compromise for 'the owners of the place'.  They seem to have no end of procedural rules that Harry pulls out of his butt to get the end result that fools no one but covers their collective corrupt complicity.

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