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  •  So Democrats sacrifice the interests of unions... (0+ / 0-)

    to reach a "deal?"

    •  How is guaranteeing NLRB nominees get a vote (1+ / 0-)
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      sacrificing the interests of unions?

      •  Why replace the 2 nominees? (0+ / 0-)

        What about them is unacceptable to the GOP?
        I assume it has something to do with their opinions on labor law.

        Why do you think they were forced out?

        •  So that the GOP can pretend they didn't lose (0+ / 0-)

          I honestly doubt the GOP knows jack shit about either of the nominees. They block them because its the NLRB and they're republicans.

        •  No, the Repubs were arguing a principle (0+ / 0-)

          (as much as I disagree with it), namely that since the President nominated these two for the NLRB as recess appointments and a court ruled that to be unconstitutional, they should not be confirmed as regular appointments.

          I think that is a ridiculous argument.  But it is one that they made.

          The next nominees will likely be strong, pro-labor appointments.  So the Republicans "save face" in opposing the two, and then have to let Democrats vote in the next two.

          Big loss for Democrats?

          I don't think so, unless we can never let our opponents save face on anything.

          That does not describe politics, but both Morsi and the Egyptian military.

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