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  •  I Don't Get It (none)
    The GOP gets 3 of its judges by threatening a totally unethical and hypocritcal parlimentary maneuver, and we get the right to possibly filibuster judges in the future under "extraordinary" circumstances.

    What's to stop Frist from claiming our next filibuster is based on partisan grounds, not those "extraordinary" circumstances mentioned above, and he threatens to launch the nuclear option next time.

    This isn't over.

    •  We <i>ARE</i> in the minority (none)
      The Democrats would have been relegated to other parliamentary procedures to shut down the Senate. We saw how that all worked for the GOP with Clinton.

      We stalled a battle that favors the Dems for a time that will be in the spotlight, not during Memorial Day weekend.

    •  You're rignt, it ain't over 'til it's over... (none)
      and I don't think it ever will be.  Nor should it be.  The Senate operates through a combination of confrontation and compromise.  The moderate Repubs may be the linchpin that keeps it together.

      The success of the compromise remains to be seen, but I have a feeling that those seven Republicans who bucked Bush/Frist/Dobson are sending a very strong, very positive message about separation of powers--and separation of church and state.

      •  I think if I were a moderate repub senator (4.00)
        I'd be good and sick by now of having to bow to the Bushies all the time and never being able to vote my true conscience. And Bush doesn't give anything in return, does he? I'd totally be ready to jump ship. And with all the Dem unity staring me in the face from the other side, reminding me of what I wasn't standing up for--it would be excruciating to just keep towing the far-right party line.

        "We've got to start making some friends on this planet" John Kerry

        by GinnyfromWI on Mon May 23, 2005 at 09:29:16 PM PDT

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