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  •  As I wrote above (2+ / 0-)
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    geomoo, dark daze

    without 60 votes in the Senate, it's not very likely that Congress can do this.

    •  With 50 votes and Constitutional majority... (6+ / 0-)

      it is very likely Congress can do this. If you mean will Democrats continue to hide behind an arcane Senate rule of questionable Constitutionality, that is very likely but then Democrats are not likely to be in any majority, 60 or 50, if they continue down that path.

      •  A different discussion (3+ / 0-)
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        chuckvw, cybersaur, GrouchoKossak

        Yes, we need filibuster reform. In the meantime, preserving net neutrality means the FCC reversing the 2002 Bush FCC decision.

        •  No. Same discussion. Congress/Dems need to act. (5+ / 0-)

          They are in charge and they are responsible. It is really no different than any other issue. If Democrats fail to act when they have large Congressional majorities and the White House, the receive complete blame. GOP filibuster provides no shield as current polls clearly demonstrate.  Voters blame Democrats for not acting on a broad range of issues and are about to turn them out in huge electoral shift.

          Democrats MIGHT be able to prevent the disaster by acting per Constitution (what a concept) and restoring majority rule which only takes a majority of Senators to do ("Nuking the filibuster").

          Supreme Court ruling that Comcast controls your internet content is one of those issues.  Not quite as high profile but key. Certainly GOP prefers a world in which GOP owned and operated corporations like Fox, Comcast, Time/Warner, Verizon control content on the web.

    •  You don't think that Rethugs could be persuaded (0+ / 0-)

      to act in self interest by assuring that their base has easy access to donor sites, e-mail, and Dear God Twitter?

      Welcome to the Corporate States of America ®, give us your money, then die quietly.

      by geez53 on Mon May 03, 2010 at 10:25:34 AM PDT

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      •  With Rupert Murdoch and his ilk in charge... (0+ / 0-)

        the Republicans will make sure their base has easy access to their sites, while the Democrats are shut out.

        Of course they're opposed to net neutrality.  What, you think the Republicans play fair?

        I agree with you. I want to do it. Now make me do it! - Franklin Delano Roosevelt http://meldroc.com/

        by meldroc on Mon May 03, 2010 at 11:12:04 AM PDT

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