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  •  Dems never had 60 solid progressive (0+ / 0-)

    seats. Nearly everything the "supermajority" supported had to be commpromised for the likes of Leiberman, Lincoln, Nelson, and certain oyther depending on the issue.

    Dems don't play like the GOP. Dems don't march in lock step. And Dems think nothing of trashing their own party when it seems politically expedient to do so.

    In niether house of congress did we ever have a supermajority.

    Ds see human suffering and wonder what they can do to relieve it. Rs see human suffering and wonder how they can profit from it.

    by JTinDC on Mon Dec 06, 2010 at 10:27:54 AM PST

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    •  Where was the GOP's supermajority during Bush II? (0+ / 0-)

      Yet they got almost their entire agenda enacted.

      •  There were enough (0+ / 0-)

        conservaDems, filibusters were seldom threatened, and when the filibuster was used in SC justice nominations the GOP threated to remove the filibuster. The GOP is just better at fighting than Dems are.

        Ds see human suffering and wonder what they can do to relieve it. Rs see human suffering and wonder how they can profit from it.

        by JTinDC on Mon Dec 06, 2010 at 10:50:20 AM PST

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