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  •  they never did before (1+ / 0-)
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    enhydra lutris

    despite similar threats.

    •  We never even *tried* to use the filibuster (4+ / 0-)
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      PhilJD, bryduck, JerryNA, glitterscale

      the same way the Republicans are. That's the difference. If we started blocking every single nominee, every single time, as a matter of course, there's no doubt whatsoever the GOP would've put an end to it.

      IOW, if they don't take away the filibuster, it'll be because they know they don't need to because we never use it like they do.

      Also, don't forget how much more cynical, hardened, and right-wing the GOP has gotten since they last controlled the Senate. Given the tactics we've seen at the state level recently, we really should worry about what they'll do if they take over the Senate again. They are shameless.

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      by Code Monkey on Tue Jul 16, 2013 at 08:55:30 AM PDT

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