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  •  well then (2+ / 0-)

    reform blue slips as well.

    I think we should do candidate selection in a new way, only selecting people who will speak out to get the Senate leadership to push the Republicans hard in the media

    by GideonAB on Fri Feb 07, 2014 at 11:25:38 AM PST

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    •  I repeat (4+ / 0-)

      The rules and structure — and I will add, the traditions — of the Senate are designed to allow Senators these extraordinary prerogatives.  The levers of power in the Senate are murky, undefined, fluctuating.  The power in the Senate rests with those who learn and manipulate the rules, as well as find and use hidden or previously-unseen levers of power.  

      This is why it's important not to let scumbags into the U.S. Senate, or to rush to their defense too quickly when they get themselves into trouble.  They get easily entrenched in Washington, and cause a great deal of harm.  

      Shirley Chisholm was right. Our Republic is in deep trouble.

      by Big River Bandido on Fri Feb 07, 2014 at 11:32:52 AM PST

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      •  true but (1+ / 0-)
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        I do not think that is a barrier to reform if there is the will for it.

        The days of blue-slip obstruction should be over

        I think we should do candidate selection in a new way, only selecting people who will speak out to get the Senate leadership to push the Republicans hard in the media

        by GideonAB on Fri Feb 07, 2014 at 11:40:47 AM PST

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