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  •  and, yes the president has lost people (8+ / 0-)

    Warren, Rice and anyone else that he couldn't nominate or who had to withdraw their nomination because of potential gop obstuction.

    as well, of couse, as all the judicial appointments on hold, withdrawn or never submitted

    •  Reid's plan doesn't include judicial nominations. (2+ / 0-)
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      The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt. Bertrand Russell

      by accumbens on Mon Jul 15, 2013 at 08:26:30 AM PDT

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      •  I know - another big fail (7+ / 0-)

        what is that man thinking?

        and why isn't Obama pushing him harder?

        •  Obama doesn't want to be "too partisan" (6+ / 0-)

          He's the weakest president we've had in the last 20 years in terms of just being willing to tell the opposition to "screw yourselves."

          He has no political courage at all. He's been willing to let the GOP run all over him while he seeks that impossible "bi-partisan" solution with people who HATE and LOATHE him and long for his destruction.

          Basically, he's about given up on getting any legislation through Congress, and it's entirely his own fault.

          He came into office and it was IMMEDIATELY apparent that the right was fulling intending to filibuster and block his every initiative right from the beginning. Anybody with their eyes open could tell just from listening to Rush Limbaugh's rants that there was going to be NO period of compromise -- they thought and STILL think he is "illegitimate." So they can block everything he tries to do .

          Just complete contempt for democracy.

          So, why didn't he understand this and come out fighting from day 1? The same steps he's taken since the last election to organize his base as a lobbying group could have been taken in 2009. But, NO. . . .

          NO bully pulpit, NO attempt to rally the nation in terms of his health care initiative. No movement on immigration or global warming for his entire first term.

          We needed a second New Deal and got"Middle-Man"*

          * and featuring his side-kick "staunch ally- the unwavering apologist".

          •  Amen. I'd add .. (1+ / 0-)
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            NO taking a real stand, NO leadership, NO follow through. NO guts and NO glory.  He'll go down as the first African American President and not much else.  He really cannot rightly claim credit for the ACA, which some see as his signature accomplishment, since he showed virtually no leadership on that.

            The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt. Bertrand Russell

            by accumbens on Mon Jul 15, 2013 at 09:30:38 AM PDT

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          •  He probably didn't come out fighting (0+ / 0-)

            Because he didn't want to end up like Mohamed Morsi, another president who seems to have been facing an opposition whose goal was to sabotage everything in an attempt to build up popular support against him.

      •  or legislation... (4+ / 0-)
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        i don't know why there is a link at the bottom of this diary asking us to sign a petition calling for real filibuster reform...

        real filibuster reform isn't even under consideration.

        Deserves it! I daresay he does. Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement. For even the very wise cannot see all ends. - Gandalf the Grey

        by No Exit on Mon Jul 15, 2013 at 08:41:43 AM PDT

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      •  Either go all the way or not at all! (10+ / 0-)

        Reid's going to screw this up.  As has always been the case, there's no such thing as a limited nuclear war.  If Reid does this for a few regulatory nominees, when the Repugs get control of the Senate, they'll use it as an excuse to go all out.  Good-bye labor laws, abortion, oil regulations, wilderness, national parks, Social Security...

        The filibuster is a dead rule walking.  Either it happens now and we get some real political benefit, or it's gone when the Tea bagger Repugs take control.

        •  Yes, and once he shoots his wad of whatever (1+ / 0-)
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          political capital he and the Dems have on an extremely limited filibuster reform regardless of outcome, that will be that until the Repubs take control and ram it down their throats.  A pathetic lot the Dems are.

          The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt. Bertrand Russell

          by accumbens on Mon Jul 15, 2013 at 09:32:52 AM PDT

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        •  Who's I could rec this comment (2+ / 0-)
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          1000 times!  This is exactly right.  Harry seems to think he's got a chance of preserving some sort of Senate collegiality by slow walking  this reform.  But the minute the Republicans get their hands on the Senate they will drop every objection they ever made to filibuster reform and do what ever they want.  We've got ample evidence in the republican controlled states that the entire party has decided that their job is not to govern, but to RULE.  They will make no compromise, nor allow dissent.
          If Harry loses this battle, he will have lost the entire war.  And clearly Harry is not willing to commit to spending the resources necessary to win the war.  Harry is going down in the history books for losing the war that Newt Gingrich started.

      •  52-48 (5+ / 0-)

        Lifetime appointment confirmation for Clarence Thomas. Call Harry Reid's office and jog his memory.

        Ed FitzGerald for governor Of Ohio. Women's lives depend on it. http://www.edfitzgeraldforohio.com/

        by anastasia p on Mon Jul 15, 2013 at 08:57:54 AM PDT

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    •  When McConnell talks about (1+ / 0-)
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      "changing the core of the Senate," is he talking about the Senate that confirmed the unqualified Clarence Thomas for a lifetime appointment to the country's highest court by a vote of 52-48?

      How des he justify that?

      Ed FitzGerald for governor Of Ohio. Women's lives depend on it. http://www.edfitzgeraldforohio.com/

      by anastasia p on Mon Jul 15, 2013 at 08:57:16 AM PDT

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