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  •  Reid is a shortsighted fool (0+ / 0-)

    And Democrats will find out just how shortsighted and foolish he is if the Republicans ever take over the Senate.  But then it will be too late.  They will crush a Democratic minority and everyone will complain, forgetting that we did it to ourselves when we had the majority.

    •  In the meantime . . . (0+ / 0-)

         If we don't get Obama's judges confirmed, then, if Rs retake the Senate, they will cram theirs through and the Democratic party will rue it for decades.

      •  The judges issue has already been taken care of (0+ / 0-)

        Reid is now talking about legislation.  If the Republicans get 51 Senators in November, do you really want them stopping everything?

        •  The judges situation has . . . (2+ / 0-)
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             not been taken care of.  There are currently 96 vacancies of which only 59 have been nominated. We need to get to work on this.

          •  Make filling judicial vacancies JOB #1 (2+ / 0-)
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            Every judicial opening needs to be filled now with a solid (and young) ACLU friendly appointee. Hold midnight sessions, do what we have to do, but fill those vacancies ASAP.

            Also, make it clear that Supreme Court nominees will not be subject to the filibuster, just in case some of the progressive Justices consider retiring before President Obama leaves office.

            Carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is now 400ppm. That is "Climate Cluster Chaos". (hat tip to JeffW for CCC)

            by Zinman on Mon Feb 10, 2014 at 08:36:45 PM PST

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    •  You fool (0+ / 0-)

      If you don't believe the GOP will utterly abolish the filibuster the very second they are able to do so, you are so naive you shouldn't be running around loose at night.


    •  Thank you for your concern. (0+ / 0-)

      Perhaps you would be so kind as to let me know how many times the Dems actually used the filibuster the last time they were in the minority? Besides, the rules can be changed at any time under this precedent, so we wouldn't be binding the Republicans to anything anyway . . .

      "Lone catch of the moon, the roots of the sigh of an idea there will be the outcome may be why?"--from a spam diary entitled "The Vast World."

      by bryduck on Tue Feb 11, 2014 at 08:37:15 AM PST

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