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  •  Harkin proposal (1+ / 0-)
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    First vote, threshold 60. 3 days later, 57. Then 54. Then 51.

    It lets 41 senators force a longer debate, and buy time to mobilize opposition. It gives the senate a strong motivation not to pass everything by just 51. But it can be overcome if needed. I think it's a good plan. More importantly, it's a plan already supported by at least one senator. (The other original Dem cosponsor, from back in 1995 when the Dems were a minority, is unlikely to still support it. Believe it or not, it's Lieberman.)

    Opinions are like assholes. I spend way too much time looking at them on the internet.

    by homunq on Thu Jan 28, 2010 at 02:10:59 PM PST

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