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  •  Let's hope Reid doesn't take this as a sign of (15+ / 0-)

    "bipartisanship" and use it as an excuse to cave on reforming the filibuster.

    •  Really (3+ / 0-)
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      enhydra lutris, MPociask, Matt Z

      Why should Republicans voting to confirm a Republican be reason to stop filibuster reform?  
      The judiciary is still in serious crisis, there are still at least two, maybe three vacancies on the DC Circuit even with this confirmation, not to mention all the others around the country.  
      Republicans allow votes on qualified judicial nominees who are actually to the left of a Republican, then maybe consider pulling back on filibuster reform.
      Of course, Obama needs to get much, much more agressive about providing nominees and demanding votes.  For the life of me, I don't understand why Dems are so complacent about not filling the federal bench with qualified, progressive judges.  Then they whine about how rightwing judges overturn the laws and regulations they pass.  
      Wake up, idiots.  

    •  That was Reid's plan all along (1+ / 0-)
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      I don't think Reid ever had any intention of touching Filibuster reform.

      If two or three nominees get through in the next month all talk of filibuster reform will fade away like a fart in the wind.

    •  All Circuit Court vacancies must be filled (2+ / 0-)
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      True North, MPociask

      Srinivasan will fill only one of the four vacancies on the Federal Circuit.

      There are three more on that Circuit Court alone, and the Goopers have blocked the president from filling those.

      There is no reason to let up on plans to nuke the filibuster now.  Don't even think of letting up until after the president's nominees for all Circuit Court vacancies and all Cabinet positions have been confirmed.

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      by MJB on Thu May 23, 2013 at 02:10:00 PM PDT

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