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  •  I was waiting for the first comment on that. Look (1+ / 0-)
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    I'm not happy about Levin's stance on filibuster reform.  I think he's an old bull who was afraid filibuster reform would really hurt the Dems if they become the minority party again.  I'm not saying I support his stance but I kind of understand.  However, maybe he'll realize he was wrong on filibuster reform when he can't get this bill passed and that might lead to another call to reform it.  That fight is long from over.

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    by poopdogcomedy on Tue Feb 05, 2013 at 05:20:02 PM PST

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    •  The appallingly long learning curve of certain (0+ / 0-)

      legislators is resulting in years and years of economic pain for the rest of us. "Oh well, maybe he'll learn eventually" is entirely too nonchalant about the whole thing. We've already lost critical reforms such as the public option, EFCA, and progressive tax reform to the filibuster. Oh gee, better luck next time!

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      by TrueBlueDem on Tue Feb 05, 2013 at 07:21:18 PM PST

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      •  I think you're taking my comment the wrong way (0+ / 0-)

        here.  I agree with your point but you didn't need to use snark to make your point.  My comment was meant to mean that if Levin actually witnesses the filibuster blocking his proposal, he's going to regret his decision against filibuster reform.  Now Levin did support switching the burden but yes I think he was wrong to not back it.  I also don't believe we should give up on filibuster reform and I think we should still make it a reality.  Also, I don't like snark in the comments.  Even if you do make a good point, snark just makes people come off as condescending and mean.

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        by poopdogcomedy on Tue Feb 05, 2013 at 07:31:37 PM PST

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