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  •  Agree 100% Kos (3+ / 0-)
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    Aexia, Odysseus, ImpeachKingBushII

    It's an effort without a downside for Reid or the Dems (in fact, Reid hanging on to his own seat pretty much requires that he get every last NV Latino to the polls to vote for him).

    The only people that would be upset about such legislation would be those that won't be voting Dem anyway.  The Tancredo wing of the GOP simply doesn't fit into the class of gettable indies in any way, shape, or form.

    This is where the damn phantom filibuster really comes back to bite the Senate.  There's only so theater you can wring -- much less, actually pay hard ball and force people to vote for cloture for purposes of an up or down vote -- from the current way the rules are written.

    Still, if the legislation is good -- there's not really any downside towards bringing it to the floor, letting the debate happen, and forcing whatever part of the bill's ultimate stall you can into the light of day.

    I guess everyone's got their own blog now.

    by zonk on Tue Apr 13, 2010 at 11:51:47 AM PDT

    •  a revision of the filibuster is in order here... (0+ / 0-)

      ...either the Minority party must actually be "forced" to filibster in the traditional sense of the word, or they must stop abusing their right. The threat to filibuster was never meant as a tool to obstruct, to stop the government from functioning and doing any of the basic essential work of the people, or as a form of political coup d' etat. It was intended to prevent the tyranny of the Majority. By the repubs' continual abuse of the filibuster, it has instead become the tyranny of the Minority. IOW, make them put-up or shut-up! But that would take leaders on our side with the backbone(transplanted, stolen, or miraculously grown)to set aside "senate comity" long enough to actually find and use one.

      "Peace is the protector of genius. War is the mortal enemy of both peace and genius."

      by ImpeachKingBushII on Tue Apr 13, 2010 at 12:03:29 PM PDT

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    •  I've Voted Democratic All Of My Life (0+ / 0-)

      The only people that would be upset about such legislation would be those that won't be voting Dem anyway

      If the Schumer Graham legislation is passed I will never vote democratic again. People here on the Daily Kos seem to think this is overridingly popular with democrats -- watch and see.

      <div style="font-size:10px;text-align:center;background-color:#ffd;color:#f33">If the terriers and bariffs are torn down, this economy will grow - G. Bush

      by superscalar on Tue Apr 13, 2010 at 04:53:56 PM PDT

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