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  •  Why not -- they always win (3+ / 0-)
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    claude, rjo, MarketTrustee

    Why not create another confrontation? The Republicans not only always win, but it creates more division with Democratic supporters.

    I can see how this plays ot now: Frist brings up the nomination, Feingold or some other Dem calls for a filibuster, the blogosphere gets mobilized, Biden or Lieberman critcize their fellow Democrats for opposing the nominations, Frist threatens the "nuclear" option, blog readers go crazy, Harry Reid starts to back down, Markos writes a post stating that a filibuster is not a good idea, the nominees sail through with half the Democratic Senators voting for them, blog readers wonder if there is any way to stop GWB.

    Gee, we've only seen this a thousand times.

    •  well, there is more support for a (2+ / 0-)
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      bree, DemocraticLuntz

      filibuster here than with Alito.

      From when the compromise was made:

      In the privacy of his Capitol office last Monday night, Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., asked for commitments from six Democrats fresh from the talks. Would they pledge to support filibusters against Brett Kavanaugh and William Haynes, two nominees not specifically covered by the pact with Republicans?

      Some of the Democrats agreed. At least one, Sen. Ben Nelson of Nebraska, declined.

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