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  •  That could still be true (6+ / 0-)

    It used to be assumed that there would be unbearable consequences to that kind of abuse of the filibuster.

    Democrats choose not to make it so.

    Republican understood how to play the game.  Up or Down vote.  Nuclear Option.  Reconciliation.

    They put their foot on the accelerator and never stopped.  Democrats put their foot on the brake and decided you can't get into an accident if you are not moving.

    "Just today, Senator McCain offered up the oldest Washington stunt in the book - you pass the buck to a commission to study the problem." Sen. Barack Obama

    by justmy2 on Sun Feb 21, 2010 at 07:36:51 AM PST

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