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  •  As if Republicans (1+ / 0-)
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    Would not use that "majority" to effectively neuter the Dem minority if they could.

    Had McConnell been majority leader against Reid's obstruction - the Filibuster would be finished.

    "Short Sightedness" to me is only thinking one move ahead, and playing "defense" with a defeated party -that should be running for the hills.

    That said - adding the requisite to make it a "talking" filibuster was the plan, in other words make the people's "employees" explain themselves in public for their obstructionist nonsense ... this was never about getting rid of it all together.

    The Octogenarians couldn't stomach the idea of actually having to "stand" for something - so now they will fall for anything ... the Senate is a joke, our own "House of Lords". And their perceived "nobility" has gone to their heads.

    If not us ... who? If not here ... where? If not now ... when?

    by RUNDOWN on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 06:35:05 AM PST

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    •  You forget they tried to do that already (1+ / 0-)
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      Back in 2004. It failed badly, and of all people it was us liberals who opposed them.

      Republicans are far more socialist than Democrats. Just because they want to redistribute the wealth upwards does not make it any better.

      by MrAnon on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 08:22:53 AM PST

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      •  Only Democrats care about setting precidents (0+ / 0-)

        The GOP does not, just like the executive over reach of the 'Dubya administration.

        Yes, Dems could very well find themselves in a minority in the future, but what does that have to do with restoring the talking filibuster?

        Politicians who wish to "hide" from the people - I don't care what party they are from - they have no business, doing the people's business, out of sight of the people.

        That defeatist attitude seems to be all too common amongst liberals in general.

        If not us ... who? If not here ... where? If not now ... when?

        by RUNDOWN on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 10:37:42 AM PST

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