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  •  To be crass, (0+ / 0-)

    the strategy is fucking stupid.

    Senate Republicans, and there enough to make the Senate hospitable again, Corker, Collins, Kirk, Murkoski, Graham, Alexander, are far more eager to cooperate than the House G-O-Tea.

    If you are going to go after the Senate GOP first, then you are destroying all of the leverage the election has granted you.

    The key here is to win over the Senate GOP, isolate the House and force the party to fight itself, not unite them over bullshit procedural rules that 95% of Americans don't know shit about.

    •  Show me some evidence (6+ / 0-)

      that any R elected since 1994 is willing to cooperate. Any substantive vote, taken at any time. You can't, because none have been made. There is no such thing as "win[ning] over the Senate GOP"; that's delusional.
      Getting rid of the filibuster is the only leverage we have to pass worthwhile legislation.
      They will fight itself regardless of what we do; they've proven that.

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      by bryduck on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 02:12:38 PM PST

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    •  True Centrist, what country have you been (5+ / 0-)

      living for the past 4 years?

      How many Republicans voted for Obamacare? How many are saying not NO but HELL NO to raising revenue through tax increases?

      Tell me again how the Rs are getting more reasonable, because your arguments seem REALLY FUCKING STUPID.

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      by glorificus on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 03:07:58 PM PST

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