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  •  Your point has its merit (none)
    My post disagrees woth Senators for their positions, I do not attack them for their positions.

    I condemned Senator Byrd for his disgraceful attack on Senator Kennedy.

    The SCOTUS is extraordinary.

    by Armando on Fri Jan 27, 2006 at 07:37:14 AM PST

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    •  Armando, you have your numbers wrong (none)
      as I wrote briefly upthread.

      If some senators who don't want to vote No can just abstain on the vote, Frist has to reach 60 Yes votes.  And the Dems don't need 41 at all. UPthread I link to a 1993 roll-call example that shows this where the cloture motion was rejected.  The Dems can have NOs in the 30s or whatever, if they abstain from giving Frist bipartisan consensus support.

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