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  •  Be careful what you wish for (0+ / 0-)

    If we were going to reform the filibuster we should have done it in 2009. At this point, with a GOP-controlled House and a chance Republicans might take back the Senate in 2014, I am not sure it's worth it. I don't see this happening, but if Obama for some reason becomes really unpopular in his second term, we could end up completely out of power in 2017 and unable to stop the repeal of Obamacare or the nomination of reactionary judges.

    With a GOP-controlled House, there is only so much the Senate can do anyway, so I am just not sure it's worth setting the precedent. If we were going to do it we should have done it 4 years ago.

    •  There's a lot the Senate can do (2+ / 0-)
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      buckhorn okie, sreeizzle2012

      starting with the 101 current or pending federal judicial vacancies, plus the 100 or so more that are likely to happen the next 2 years, plus cabinet positions, other executive branch positions, and even the possibility of a Supreme Court nomination.

      Filibuster reform now. No more Gentleman's agreements.

      by bear83 on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 04:29:24 PM PST

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