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  •  my theory (3+ / 0-)
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    ... is they know they aren't getting anything done for the next two years anyway with the wackos currently in the majority in the House. This saves them a lot of symbolic Senate vs House votes - why avoiding them is a good idea I'm not sure. However we can bank on the Rs filibustering the Senate and passing extremist far right wish list bills in the House. Maybe the strategy is let them be as inane as they can manage and use that to try and outrun the gerrymander in 2014.

    Reid's no progressive, that's not news. He's the best we'll get in the Senate. So we have to retake the House.

    If you didn't like the news today, go out and make some of your own.

    by jgnyc on Thu Jan 24, 2013 at 04:05:04 PM PST

    •  If Harry Reid is the best senator we'll ever get, (5+ / 0-)

      I'm departing from politics.  

      It may require a change that hasn't come before.

      by RedBlueNoMore on Thu Jan 24, 2013 at 04:57:37 PM PST

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      •  he's the best majority leader we'll get (3+ / 0-)
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        VClib, marty marty, Palafox

        between now and 2014. And 2016 would be a preferable outcome to losing the Senate

        If you didn't like the news today, go out and make some of your own.

        by jgnyc on Thu Jan 24, 2013 at 07:23:02 PM PST

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      •  The alternative, in 2010... (0+ / 0-)

        The alternative, in 2010, was Sharron Angle, and the possibility of losing the Senate to Republicans.

        And it turned out Harry Reid was right about Mitt Romney's tax reports.

        But yes, for the most part Harry Reid and those other long-time Senators -- Carl Levin, Max Baucus, Dianne Feinstein, Patrick Leahy, Barbara Boxer, Mark Pryor -- have looked out for their Senate seats rather than "doing the right thing".

        I'd like to hear from each of them on their "reasons", when they aren't pontificating about gun laws, health care, disaster relief, and women's rights.

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