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  •  many senators are from states (2+ / 0-)
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    with majority white population.  Due to the 'great compromise' senators are more likely to be from small conservative states than large liberal states.  Many are from states that aggressively push this white majority in a country where that majority is becoming less common, even those who are liberal.  Yet the senate can get meaningful work done.  Not just what the republicans don't want, but what polls say Americans do want.  It is important to remember that Americans do want immigration reform, but the blue collar worker who votes democrat is worried about losing a job.  Americans do want access to abortion, but struggle with the idea that a 10 ounce fetus is not a human with a soul that will be dammed if we kill it before it can be christened against original sin.

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