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  •  A spine is a terrible thing to waste... (3+ / 0-)
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    KiaRioGrl79, xaxado, MikeTheLiberal

    They didn't use it because they were threatened with the "Nuclear Option". IIRC this was to get rid of the filibuster completely. Also they couldn't stand up to the echo chamber calling them obstructionists. It really comes down to they were and (mostly) still are afraid of bad publicity instead of being afraid of bad legislation.  

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