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  •  PvtJ - Nope (0+ / 0-)

    The R's understand that the Senate can change its own rules and have never thought the courts were a remedy for changes in the filibuster rules regardless of this case. If the rules are changed they won't like it, but they would have never gone to court to stop them. My guess is that the filibuster rule changes will be modest and done with consultation from the Rs. Reid does not have 51 votes for substantive changes in the filibuster rules.

    "let's talk about that"

    by VClib on Tue Dec 11, 2012 at 12:05:00 AM PST

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    •  I think PvtJ's point was not that (0+ / 0-)

      the R Senators' heads would explode, but rather that their constituents' heads would explode. Not that I'm advocating violence, but for me, that would constitute a win/win scenario if done literally.

      "Lone catch of the moon, the roots of the sigh of an idea there will be the outcome may be why?"--from a spam diary entitled "The Vast World."

      by bryduck on Tue Dec 11, 2012 at 09:19:11 AM PST

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