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  •  Yah! Where's your nuclear option now? (2+ / 0-)
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    HylasBrook, Eric Nelson

    still no spine.  Just an end run around the problem (hoping it'll go away some day).

    I am way too young to be this cynical.

    by DawnG on Wed Feb 10, 2010 at 10:36:33 AM PST

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    •  Good Question: Where is the (1+ / 0-)
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      HylasBrook

      Constitutional (nuclear) Option? Repeal Rule XXII. Cloture would require a simple majority. The filibuster ends.
      It's way past time.
      Worried about Mid term elections; the future? GOP might win a majority?
      Democrats won't have the safety of the filibuster for themselves?
      Gop majority not likely, but without an end to the filibuster the unlikely but possible future control of the Senate by the Republicans is already happening.

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