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  •  Levin needs to grow a pair and stop telling us how (1+ / 0-)
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    scared we all need to be of Repub roid rage.
    They went to 12 on the poutrage meter so long ago, I'm just waiting for a few of their tiny aging craniums to pop blood vessels.

    •  The filibuster gives Dems 'cover,' so it is a (1+ / 0-)
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      useful tool.

      Anymore, I have to believe that any talk of 'doing away with the filibuster' is to placate and enthuse the base for a while.

      And to some extent, since we've had several negative kerfuffles recently, it serves as an useful 'distraction,' or a way of changing the subject.

      I truly don't think it's a matter of 'a lack of nerve.'

      Take the 'Grand Bargain.'

      More than 80% of the American People are AGAINST any cuts to the social safety net, yet the Administration and the Dem Leadership appear to be determined to push it through, if they can get Repubs (like my two corporatist Republican Senators) to go along.

      No, it's just a good fundraiser, and a good distraction for a few news cycles.  ;-)


      "Only he who can see the invisible, can do the impossible."-- Frank L. Gaines


      by musiccitymollie on Fri May 17, 2013 at 02:44:02 PM PDT

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