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  •  What about breaking Republican filibusters? (2+ / 0-)
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    Osiris, ZappoDave

    We are in the Majority now, its a different game... We have to get used to attacking those darn obstructionist Republicans. "We need an up or down vote!" So much fun.

    Too bad we never forced the Republicans to use that "Nukular Option."

    •  Filibuster still important (0+ / 0-)

      On issues where we lose votes at the edges (i.e. Nelson, Landrieu, etc.)

      •  Hm... but don't we control the committees? (1+ / 0-)
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        How exactly are the wimpy sore looser Republicans going to get their crazy right wing bills on the floor?

        I know the Senate is a heck of a lot more open than the house, but still, being in the majority matters... a lot.

      •  Yes, we will still have to filibuster on SCOTUS (1+ / 0-)
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        If Bush gets to make another SCOTUS nomination, he may very well nominate someone who would win the votes of Nelson, Landrieu, Salazar, Johnson, et al. and thereby have more than 50 votes.

        We will then be trying to count 41 supporters for a filibuster.

        So this is how liberty dies -- with thunderous applause.

        by MJB on Wed Nov 08, 2006 at 06:23:06 PM PST

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