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  •  There were filibusters of Bush's judicial nominees (0+ / 0-)

    Remember that talk of the "nuclear option" back around 2005 or thereabouts?  It was because Democrats had filibustered a handful of Bush's most controversial nominees.  The "gang of 14" compromise prevented the Republicans from going nuclear, in return for a compromise that gave Democrats pretty much nothing in return.

    Note that the "nuclear option" wasn't hugely different from what we're now calling "filibuster reform".

    Political Compass: -6.75, -3.08

    by TexasTom on Wed Jan 09, 2013 at 06:20:35 AM PST

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    •  Ah ha! (0+ / 0-)

      Yes, Yes I DO recall that little episode of Kabuki.

      And now Reid.. who could invoke the "nuclear" option any fking time he wanted..


      And since - as you correctly pointed out - the filibuster has been of no value to the Dems...

      Isn't it odd, nay even suspicious, that they insist on keeping around a rule which seems only to "thwart" them?

      Why, it's almost suspicious.

      The excuses for Obama's behavior have long since passed the point of predictability neccessary to qualify as an absurd production of Kabuki Theater.

      by Johnathan Ivan on Wed Jan 09, 2013 at 01:56:07 PM PST

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