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  •  Media Is Being Stupid (9+ / 0-)

    Once again, Chuck Todd and other media people incapable of independent thought are saying how dangerous this nuclear option is because, well golly gee, Republicans might now change the Senate if they gain control!

    1. If Democrats are legally able to change the filibuster rule, then Republicans would legally be able to change the rule if they were in power regardless of what Democrats did today.

    2. Who believes Republicans are such slaves to convention and so congenial that they would never have changed the filibuster rule if they came into power if Democrats had not done it first?

    3. Recent history shows Republicans have no problems changing rules to suit their ideological purposes. Has the media already forgotten the rules change House Republicans snuck through so that Democrats could not stop the government shutdown?

    It is stupid to pretend that Republicans would never have considered changing the rules on their own and that they would have allowed Democrats to do to Republican supported legislation/appointees what Republicans have done to Democratic ones.

    Republicans would have done it a long time ago; it's disappointing it took the Democrats so long to wake up and realize it.

    **Electing Republicans to the government is like hiring pyromaniacs as firemen. They all just want to see everything burn to the ground.**

    by CatM on Thu Nov 21, 2013 at 04:13:51 PM PST

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