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  •  ain't gonna happen, i'm afraid (5+ / 0-)

    on issues like stronger controls on guns, Reid is only too happy to have the Republicans carry his water and take the heat.  The elegant thing about the filibuster, or the threat of one, is that it really eliminates the need to deal with gun control, stricter regulations on banks and Wall Street, Global Warming.

    And those issues are sooooo messy. So things are working out just right for Harry and the old guard.  We keep thinking it's the Republicans.  On filibuster reform, it's the Democrats in the Senate who really, now, are responsible for the continued abuse.

    No assault weapon ban, because it might be filibustered?  Let's get these feckless, spineless Senators on both sides of the aisle to declare their loyalties by making them take the vote and go on record.  No hiding behind the filibuster.

    No more excuses.

    We used to ask the rhetorical question, "what will it take..."
    After Newtown, and the weak and shameful legislative response on the federal level, despite the overwhelming willingness of the country to move on the issue, I can't imagine what it will take.

    "When you're skating on thin ice, you might as well dance." Jesse Winchester

    by The Poet Deploreate on Thu Mar 21, 2013 at 05:05:39 AM PDT

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