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  •  Should, should, should (0+ / 0-)

    Tell me how to deal with the situation NOW. Constitutional amendment? Sure. State-by-state law changes? That's what THEY tried.

    This is the system we have, and it's dictated by the Constitution itself. To bitch about someone playing by the rules--which is what the Republicans are doing, make no mistake--is to bitch about the rain.

    I'm actually shocked that they gave up so easily.

    "I feel a lot safer already."--Emil Sitka

    by DaddyO on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 05:01:35 PM PST

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    •  I suspect the reasoning ... (1+ / 0-)
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      ... is that they have some internal polling showing that independents will go crazy and punish them for it. That has to be why the effort seems to be collapsing.

      This kind of game-playing will be punished.  Best to be on the side of democracy.

      •  Let's see if they're still thinking fairly (1+ / 0-)
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        come October 2016. These legislatures and governors moved rather quickly on some of their pet bills when they felt they could get away with it, and ol' Reince seems like he could be a bit of a sleeping possum when he has to be if he felt it was to his party's advantage. Likewise with some of his compatriots.

        "We must not confuse absolutism for principle." - Barack Obama

        by Beastly Fool on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 05:37:22 PM PST

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        •  True, but ... (0+ / 0-)

          By 2016, it is very likely that Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Michigan will all have democratic governors, and at least one house in each state, rendering such attempts futile. Also, Florida and Ohio look pretty good for having a democratic governor at least. I am hopeful that this threat is near its end.

          Do Pavlov's dogs chase Schroedinger's cat?

          by corwin on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 06:22:03 PM PST

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