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  •  The cozy club (6+ / 0-)

    normally referred to as the United States Senate needs shaking up.

    They play at being "gentlemen", no name-calling, no pointing fingers because it's just not done.

    Harry, for all he went after Romney, is as bad as the rest at this aspect.

    Get yerself on the teevee machine Harry, and name some fucking names!

    I hope that the quality of debate will improve,
    but I fear we will remain Democrats.

    Who is twigg?

    by twigg on Sun May 12, 2013 at 03:15:57 PM PDT

    •  Name names? (9+ / 0-)

      This is the same Senate leadership which ripped the filibuster reform Senators in private meetings for daring to actually go on the radio and name names?

      Reid (and the problem isn't JUST Reid, we'd have the same crap happening if Durbin or any of the other senior Democrats were in charge) went after Merkley for doing just that.

      Merkley dares speak out?  Well, can't have that!!

      At Tuesday's closed-door caucus meeting, Merkley was upbraided by Reid for breaking unspoken Senate rules and naming specific senators in a conference call with Democratic activists last week, according to sources familiar with the exchange. "He's pissed off so many in the caucus," said one Democratic aide piqued at Merkley. "He has been having conference calls with progressive donors and activists trying to get them energized. He's named specific Dem Senators. Many are furious. He was called out on Tuesday in caucus and very well could be again today."
       Emphasis mine.  

      The Democratic leadership likes things just the way they are.  And no amount of mild protests from the White House are going to convince that they aren't fine with this mess also.  When Biden and Obama were Senators, they liked the rules just like they are.

      Wake up and smell the coffee.  In 2009 and in 2013 the Democrats chose to write the rules of the Senate so that the Republican's could block everything that came along.  

      Chose to.

      Who the hell wants to be part of a political movement that has as its most obvious feature politically correct prune lipped moral scolds and incessant guilt trips about how much we all suck?

      by Rick Aucoin on Sun May 12, 2013 at 04:55:59 PM PDT

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