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  •  Opposing filibuster reform and the like (7+ / 0-)

    simply because later on someone might do something evil with it is just shortsighted.  The GOP would never have had the chance to implement their batshit crazy ideas in 2011, if the Democrats had been able to deliver on theirs when they had a legitimate (if not super-) majority.  Further, the GOP never has any trouble implementing their own agenda, whether they have a supermajority, a bare majority, or even no majority at all.  This is a major problem with the Democrats which goes well beyond filibuster reform…but if there were no filibuster, Democrats would either have been forced to act on their 2008 agenda, or everyone would have been wide awake by 2010 that they were just lying.  They would not have been able to have it both ways, as they've been doing the last 2 decades.

    To quote George Washington on this subject:  

    I have never yet been able to discover the propriety of placing it absolutely out of the power of men to render essential services, because a possibility remains of their doing ill.

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

    by Big River Bandido on Wed Jul 23, 2014 at 01:03:41 PM PDT

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