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  •  Maybe saying he had the votes was just bluster (0+ / 0-)

    he was using in negotiating when he didn't have the votes. We will never know.

    Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a Republican. But I repeat myself. Harry Truman

    by ratcityreprobate on Wed Feb 13, 2013 at 04:17:22 PM PST

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    •  Yeah, I think we conclusively know (7+ / 0-)

      From TPM

      Reformers in and out of the Senate believe that Reid tapped into their enthusiasm to advance his goal. “Reid said he wants to make it easier to move on bills,” said a pro-reform aide. “This doesn’t do that. He still has to negotiate with McConnell to get on a bill. It’s a negligible difference to how the Senate operates today.”

      The outside reform source accused Reid of “a total 180 reversal.”

      “Everything we were seeing led us to believe … that he was very serious about including [the shifting of the burden component],” the source said. “But that all hinged on him using the constitutional option, which I don’t think he ever really intended to do.”

      “Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men experience it as a whole. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.” - Helen Keller

      by Jason Hackman on Wed Feb 13, 2013 at 04:31:41 PM PST

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