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  •  Then we remove them all (4+ / 0-)
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    indie17, joanneleon, pyegar, theone718

    Again and again until someone decides they want to keep their job.

    •  Allowing Republicans to remove the filibuster (3+ / 0-)

      for us when they have the majority?

      That is not full of win.

      Economics is a social *science*. Can we base future economic decisions on math?

      by blue aardvark on Thu Feb 14, 2013 at 01:34:34 PM PST

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      •  Hiding behind this argument as the dems have (1+ / 0-)
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        WB Reeves

        is giving in to delusion. I say this with all due respect.

        Republicans have PROVEN beyond a shadow of a doubt that they will literally do anything to 1. attain power, 2, stay in power, 3. wrest power even when it is questionably legal for them to do so. They have done so in their attempts at voter suppression. They have done so by questioning this president's eligibility to be president. They have done so through disinformation and distraction and in taking us from fiscal crisis to fiscal crisis. They have done all they could to hamstring this government. If they had a chance to remove the filibuster, whether now or in the future THEY WILL DO IT. No appeals to precedent will prevent this from happening. As we have seen this week, there is no respect for precedent in the modern-day GOP.

        There was a similar situation in Chile in 1973. A president who was actually Socialist, Allende, faced similar unprecedented challenges to his government from the deeply conservative legislature. He was rendered unable to govern and was forced to govern by executive order. The constitutional crisis that ensued can be read about here. We all know how that turned out.

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