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  •  Weak, Very Weak (0+ / 0-)

    but your "concern" goes a long way in explaining what is wrong with dKos...

    "I don't feel the change yet". Velma Hart

    by Superpole on Mon Oct 25, 2010 at 06:30:01 PM PDT

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    •  You didn't answer the question (0+ / 0-)

      and you didn't provide anything substantial towards the political calculus in 2012-

      It is not a question of an opinion of D'Kos, it is a question of who would be blamed for stasis in government, what can be done about it, and how would filibuster reform be viewed-

      I am actually interested in what you, and others in the community think, if you wish to drop your indignation for a moment,  and give it a pull...

      Evidence that contradicts the ruling belief system is held to extraordinary standards, while evidence that entrenches it is uncritically accepted. -Carl Sagan

      by RF on Mon Oct 25, 2010 at 06:41:26 PM PDT

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      •  I don't take this as trolling at all, I think it (1+ / 0-)
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        is a great question, and I think the answer is that some kind of filibuster reform is essential, or else it's going to be REALLY hard to answer the charge of a "do-nothing" congress in '12.  Plus the problem of having actually done nothing to further a progressive agenda.  The Goppers seems to have paid no price for 100% obstruction in this congress, why would they drop that strategy for '12?

        •  Thank you (0+ / 0-)

          It is a real question, and I concede, it may be to early to be asking it, albeit I thought it fit as a viable question in the comment thread of the post-

          Thin, aggravated political skin is understandable here; this midterm has razors inside any result viewed as good, bad or disastrous which is the scenario painted above; IMHO, and having thought it over a bit since I posted the question, I would guess that our beloved media would love to court the blame for stasis, and colour a bold move of filibuster reform as overreach aka IOKIYAR; so given heads they win, tails we lose in the domesticated media, I would say fillibuster reform is still the best move because 'Mericuns would possibly view action over inaction positively...

          Evidence that contradicts the ruling belief system is held to extraordinary standards, while evidence that entrenches it is uncritically accepted. -Carl Sagan

          by RF on Mon Oct 25, 2010 at 06:57:04 PM PDT

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