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  •  I suspect the Senators know, but they're not ... (3+ / 0-)
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    ferg, judyms9, alice kleeman

    ... telling us, nor are they going to cross Harry or "out" their colleagues. That would be to no avail.

    And I'm personally convinced Jason is correct. Harry Reid, despite what he said publicly, was against the talking filibuster and other reforms. His leadership team backed him: Chuck Schumer helped Harry bargain the deal and Dick Durbin held Harry's coat.

    If the Majority Leader of the US Senate wants his Senators to change some procedural rules, he can get 'em to do it. On the other hand, if he's powerless to marshal enough votes to push the Democratic agenda through, well, he looks a lot like John Boehner in "the lower House."

    Bottom line: the Senate ain't ready for reform.
    Shame on all of them.

    2014 IS COMING. Build up the Senate. Win back the House : 17 seats. Plus!

    by TRPChicago on Wed Feb 13, 2013 at 04:35:46 PM PST

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    •  It will definitely be ready on the proverbial (2+ / 0-)
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      alice kleeman, TRPChicago

      Day One of a GOP Senate majority, right after the call to order.

      Building a better America with activism, cooperation, ingenuity and snacks.

      by judyms9 on Wed Feb 13, 2013 at 05:00:48 PM PST

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      •  And I doubt Harry's expression will change ... (0+ / 0-)

        ... because of it, if he's still in the US Senate then.

        2014 IS COMING. Build up the Senate. Win back the House : 17 seats. Plus!

        by TRPChicago on Wed Feb 13, 2013 at 07:47:44 PM PST

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