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  •  We didn't exactly 'own' the majorities in the 80s (1+ / 0-)
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    LaEscapee

    or the Congress in the 90s or either in the 1st part of the 00s.  Your mistaking merit for voter support (i.e., the folks who vote).  Yeah, you can conjure scenarios where u argue more voters would have gone D or shown up if only... but they are untestable.

    As I said, I agree on the filibuster surrender.

    But when D's have the majority (or 60 in the Senate ::sigh::) the cause is often not 'weakness', so much as it is just plain old corruption.  The system is corrupt in the plainest sense of the word, relying on legal bribery and 8 hours of fund raising a day.  A SCOTUS didn't do democracy - or liberals - any favors.  But that is not a Democratic failing.  "Money is the mother's milk of politics."  Without enough, you lose.  

    Sometimes I think the amazing thing is so many Ds can be so liberal when the system is so bought and paid for.

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