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  •  So if the Republicans take the Senate (0+ / 0-)

    for those 2 years, what?  Lots of vetoes?  Democrats play the filibuster game (don't have high hopes there)?  

    As long as Republicans are determined to stop any progress it seems that the next 4 years are a battle and/or dead air any way you look at it.

    •  I'd say the chances that... (2+ / 0-)
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      the GOP will control both chambers in the 114th Congress is well north of 50%...if conviction didn't take 67 votes, they'd impeach Obama. At any rate, whatever's on his agenda that doesn't get done in 2013 is likely dead.

      "It's almost as if we're watching Mitt Romney on Safari in his own country." -- Jonathan Capeheart

      by JackND on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 08:46:47 AM PST

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      •  I must say I'd have lost my bet. (0+ / 0-)
        if conviction didn't take 67 votes, they'd impeach Obama
        After the 2010 elections, I'd have bet money the Republican't House would impeach PBO w/in 6 months--I never figured the Senate would go along (or even achieve a simple majority), but I sure figured the teabaggers would try it--over the "birther" issue if nothing else.

        "Push the button, Max!" Jack Lemmon as Professor Fate, The Great Race

        by bartcopfan on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 09:33:26 AM PST

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