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    What he got was an acknowledgment from the repubs that the Senate rules can be changed with a majority vote.  Win the House and keep the Senate and then reform the filibuster.

    •  Which now won't happen until next (0+ / 0-)

      decade, at the earliest. And by that point, stopping short of a 2 C increase in temperature will be completely impossible.

      The Class, Terror and Climate Wars are indivisible and the short-term outcome will affect the planet for centuries. -WiA "When you triangulate everything, you can't even roll downhill..." - PhilJD

      by Words In Action on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 08:17:23 AM PST

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    •  Hooray for acknowledgements! Woo Hoo! (0+ / 0-)

      And still, nothing will get done in the senate.  What does winning the house have to do with the rules of the senate?  

      I understand fully, that the policy wonks can consider this a step forward.  It's not a win by any significant measure.  It's a very small step forward.  In the meantime outside the bubble, we have had years of 60 votes.  Every single person I know who doesn't follow politics much (and even some who do—right here on this site) think that it's always been 60 votes to get anything passed in the senate.  They don't know who their senators are, but they've been hearing 60 votes, 60 votes, 60 votes for the last four years put forth by republicans and especially democrats as the number they need to move forward on anything. Try it out, you'll see.  It's the norm and Harry has made that idea permanent.

      And let me ask you, when was Harry lying?  Was it over the past year or so where he said repeatedly that it was a mistake not to change the rules last time, that sixty votes is not the norm and the republicans are abusing it, that a hand shake deal didn't work last time so he's not going to do that this time?   Or was it yesterday when he said he wasn't ready to change 60 votes?  Either way, he's lying or misleading. He's certainly not leading.

      He had a chance to get vacant judicial seats filled, to give Obama's agenda a chance to move forward, to "acknowledge" that the people have spoken loudly and clearly that they expect government to work.

      Harry has failed on all accounts.  

      The priest said, "Today's sermon is called 'Liars', but first I have a question. How many of you have read Chapter 66 in Matthew?" Nearly every hand went up. "You're just the group I need to speak to," the priest said. "There's no such chapter."

      by Back In Blue on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 12:01:45 PM PST

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