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  •  Even with 60 as the threshold (4+ / 0-)

    Antonin Scalia is in SCOTUS today.

    Just something to consider.

    29, white male, TX-07 (current), TN-09 (born), TN-08 (where parents live now)

    by TDDVandy on Fri Nov 22, 2013 at 03:24:25 PM PST

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    •  No SCOTUS nominee has ever (5+ / 0-)

      been filibustered. A few have been defeated, but not with a 60 vote threshold.  The GOP lie is that Dems filibustered Bork. Ted Kennedy led a strong opposition to Bork that worked, but he was defeated 52-48.

      "I was not born for myself alone, but for my neighbor as well as myself."--Richard Overton, leader of the Levellers, a17th C. movement for democracy and equality during the English Civil War. http://www.kynect.ky.gov/ for healthcare coverage in Kentucky

      by SouthernLeveller on Fri Nov 22, 2013 at 05:20:11 PM PST

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