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  •  Wonder what the GOP (7+ / 0-)

    have on Reid to make him fold every. single. time.

    (Is it time for the pitchforks and torches yet?)

    by PJEvans on Tue Jul 16, 2013 at 08:06:16 AM PDT

    •  It doesn't matter (2+ / 0-)
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      It just means we now want him out as Senate leader.

      I grow weary of the football.

      (-6.38, -7.03) Moderate left, moderate libertarian

      by Lonely Liberal in PA on Tue Jul 16, 2013 at 08:12:18 AM PDT

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      •  Sadly, that may happen (4+ / 0-)

        and Democrats will have nothing to do with it.

        And if there is a Republican majority after 2014, what do you think will be at the top of their to-do list?

        If you guessed "End the filibuster", give yourself a pat on the back.

        I am also weary of the football, but only because our side seems to be playing touch and their side is using blackjacks and crowbars.

        •  No point (0+ / 0-)

          until they get a Republican president.  Schweitzer's deferral increases our chance of losing the senate next year.  Which means 2016 just got a  notch important.

          First they came for the slippery-slope fallacists, and I said nothing. The End.

          by Cream Puff on Tue Jul 16, 2013 at 08:35:43 AM PDT

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    •  The "comity of the Senate" is the blazing light (2+ / 0-)

      at the end of every road Reid embarks on.

      Actually governing is a secondary consideration.

      When you triangulate everything, you can't even roll downhill...

      by PhilJD on Tue Jul 16, 2013 at 08:13:38 AM PDT

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    •  Reid didn't fold (3+ / 0-)

      The threat was "cloture votes or I invoke the nuclear option".  The GOP seems to have backed down and accepted a fig leaf of getting Obama to nominate a couple of new NLRB people who probably won't be different from the previous nominations so it doesn't look like they completely caved.

      It's not like Reid promised filibuster reform then went back on his promise.

      •  Your last observation is quite relevant. (4+ / 0-)

        People hoping to get filibuster reform out of this should have been rooting for Republicans to remain obstinate. Reid's plan was clearly to use the Nuclear Option as his BATNA to get some nominees through.

        Tactically, that's not bad, and the apparent success of the maneuver means that at least someone believes that he might just do it if push came to shove. But it's a very, very small victory in the scheme of things.

        (OTOH, it should be noted that having the NLRB and CFPB be operational is good for a lot of people. But it speaks to the depth of the crisis of governance that we have to take that as a victory. Yay, our ability to enforce laws protecting ordinary Americans against corporate malfeasance is not entirely crippled!!)

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        by Code Monkey on Tue Jul 16, 2013 at 08:43:36 AM PDT

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