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  •  Well Dems won't filibuster... and we do have (1+ / 0-)
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    enough Dems in the Senate who do side with Republicans on economic issues and regulation.

    So yeah... they would probably only need 51 votes to royally fuck up the country more.

    And Obama's legacy will be mediocre at best.  

    "Trying to hold back the revision of history is always a good thing." -- Peter Christopherson

    by jethrock on Thu Sep 02, 2010 at 04:11:34 PM PDT

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    •  To pass a filibuster proof bill, though (2+ / 0-)
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      Sydserious, Corporate Dog

      They'd need at least 16 Democrats, and that's if they get really lucky and sweep all possible seats in November.

      'Wall Street has just done a nose dive,' tell them, 'Those Republican organizations don't interest me in the least' Will Rogers advice to FDR

      by JesseCW on Thu Sep 02, 2010 at 04:26:12 PM PDT

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      •  But Jesse! (1+ / 0-)
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        It was a POWERFUL GOP Senator who said this!


        Corporate Dog

        We didn't elect Obama to be an expedient president. We elected him to be a great one. -- Eugene Robinson

        by Corporate Dog on Thu Sep 02, 2010 at 05:13:04 PM PDT

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