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  •  A commentator on a televison (0+ / 0-)

    segment said that for the most part the Democrats are shying away from killing the filibuster because that door swings both ways and if the republicans gain control the Democrats would suffer because of it.

    A comparison of the total effect of not stopping the abuse and allowing it to happen because they might want to use it themselves in the future is clear.  The Democrats will indeed need it because they're proving that they are ineffective and will lose their power as a result.

    The religious fanatics didn't buy the republican party because it was virtuous, they bought it because it was for sale

    by nupstateny on Wed Nov 20, 2013 at 09:41:41 AM PST

    •  Because if Republicans regain the Senate (8+ / 0-)

      they will so NOT kill the filibuster to prevent Democrats from doing to them what they've been doing to Democrats.

      If that is the reason that Democrats are hesitating, they are fools.

      "That being said, I do agree I am going to hell. But for other reasons. Mostly boring tax stuff ' Amy Pohler

      by Annie B on Wed Nov 20, 2013 at 09:48:53 AM PST

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    •  Hah! Please tell your commentator that (2+ / 0-)
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      if the Republicans gain control of the Senate they surely will kill the filibuster entirely.

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      by ROGNM on Wed Nov 20, 2013 at 09:49:06 AM PST

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      •  unless, as so often was the case before, (6+ / 0-)

        the Democrats make a point of never using it.

        Let us all recall that the phrase "keeping our powder dry" was applied to Harry Reid's adamant refusal to use the filibuster during the Dubya Bush Administration.  

        Dogs from the street can have all the desirable qualities that one could want from pet dogs. Most adopted stray dogs are usually humble and exceptionally faithful to their owners as if they are grateful for this kindness. -- H.M. Bhumibol Adulyadej

        by corvo on Wed Nov 20, 2013 at 10:09:47 AM PST

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