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  •  That's what I keep wondering... Why (4+ / 0-)
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    Eddie L, antirove, Senor Unoball, Aspe4

    does Reid have to honor the filibuster? It was a gentleman's agreement that the Repubs wouldn't filibuster nominations so why doesn't Reid just schedule the vote and declare it passed on 51 votes?

    Let the Republicans go nuts, then we can ask all the questions above. Why do Republican candidates get an up or down vote and Dem candidates need to pass a filibuster? Why are you changing the rules after centuries of tradition?

    If Reid takes the vote in spite of the Repubs hissy fits, no laws will be broken, no lives will be lost. Just fricking vote!

    First the thing is impossible, then improbable, then unsatisfactorily achieved, then quietly improved, until one day it is actual and uncontroversial. ... It starts off impossible and it ends up done. - Adam Gopnik

    by theKgirls on Thu Feb 14, 2013 at 11:20:00 AM PST

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