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  •  It is amazing things get done. (2+ / 0-)
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    radarlady, craigkg

    But they get done, mostly, under the old nuclear doctrine of Mutually Assured Destruction. When every Senator is a nuclear-tipped missile that can blow up the entire Senate -- or even just everything ever proposed by one particular Senator who pisses him off -- you tend to see a lot of collegial courtesy and deference, even when you know it's got to be less than genuine.

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