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  •  If certain Democrats (i.e., Blue Dogs) (3+ / 0-)
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    Sunspots, Radiowalla, Nada Lemming

    would stop being total dickwads and bringing the party into disrepute, perhaps these groups would feel no need to go after them.

    But you shouldn't be angry, Senator Reid, that these people are being the conscience that you apparently lack. Being a Democrat means that you stand for commonsense, and voting against even the watered-down Toomey-Manchin Amendment means that Senator Pryor doesn't stand for that.

    "Violence never requires translation, but it often causes deafness." - Bareesh the Hutt.

    by Australian2 on Tue May 07, 2013 at 03:10:08 PM PDT

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      Also voted against.  It could be a maneuver, bit he's pretty pro gun anyway.  

      Bad things aren't bad! And anyway, there's mitigation!

      by Nada Lemming on Tue May 07, 2013 at 07:55:17 PM PDT

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      •  It's a maneuver. (1+ / 0-)
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        Senate rules stipulate that someone who votes for cloture is unable to bring the bill forward again if it fails.

        Reid's done this before, so I'll extend at least a bit of the benefit of the doubt as far as the procedure goes.

        "Violence never requires translation, but it often causes deafness." - Bareesh the Hutt.

        by Australian2 on Wed May 08, 2013 at 01:27:12 AM PDT

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