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  •  That is the biggest justification for doing it: (13+ / 0-)

    There is every indication that the Repubs, in accord with their poisonous power grab, will change that rule the very second they have 50 votes or more.

    They sure as HELL are not going to let the dems obstruct the "business of the -peop- corporate America.

    Blessed are the peacemakers, the poor, the meek and the sick. Message to Repug Fundies: "DO you really wonder "what would Jesus do?" I didn't think so.

    by 4CasandChlo on Fri May 17, 2013 at 11:11:40 AM PDT

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    •  They'll blow it up (2+ / 0-)
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      when they have the Senate AND the White House.  There's not much sense in playing hardball to get bills through the Senate if they're just going to be vetoed.

      •  Ding ding ding! We have a winner. (0+ / 0-)

        Let's face it, if they knew they couldn't get most of their agenda rammed down our throats despite not having their precious 60 votes in the Senate--because they knew enough Dems would sign off on anything serious--from 2002-6, they would have blown up the filibuster long, long ago.
        They will blow it up when it benefits them the most, and when they need to do so. Now, or anytime they don't control (regardless of how many Senators/Congresspeople have "R"s next to their names) all three sectors necessary to make laws? Hardly.

        "Lone catch of the moon, the roots of the sigh of an idea there will be the outcome may be why?"--from a spam diary entitled "The Vast World."

        by bryduck on Sat May 18, 2013 at 10:32:13 AM PDT

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    •  not that the Dems used it that much when they (1+ / 0-)
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      were in the minority.

      "When people spin this in partisan terms to obfuscate the truth, it does a real disservice to normal people not in the big club in DC. Many of them will be hurting...That is why I write."--priceman

      by SouthernLiberalinMD on Fri May 17, 2013 at 03:21:37 PM PDT

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