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  •  To get the President's appointments through? (1+ / 0-)
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    The dems probably also want to pass some popular bills and dare the wingnutty House to vote against them.
    For political purposes, only, of course.

    If they were really interested in passing a progressive agenda, they would've ditched the filibuster in '08.

    They call him Machete...

    by dclawyer06 on Wed Dec 15, 2010 at 05:27:16 PM PST

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    •  To be fair, (2+ / 0-)
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      some people didn't realize how insane the rethugs would really go - the Clinton era had a surprising number of real bipartisan accomplishments.

      I wrote a diary on it just after the 08 elections and basically got less than zero support.

      If one morning I walked on top of the water across the Potomac River, the headline that afternoon would read: "President Can't Swim." - LBJ

      by bay of arizona on Wed Dec 15, 2010 at 05:30:48 PM PST

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      •  I feel your pain... (0+ / 0-)

        I know very little but I know the republican party.
        They exist to destroy democrats.
        They've made that clear for years---and any democrat who believes they can achieve worthwhile bipartisan agreement with them is wrong.

        The only legislation on which they'll agree is that which is an overwhelming win for republicans.
        I guarantee it.

        They call him Machete...

        by dclawyer06 on Wed Dec 15, 2010 at 05:43:13 PM PST

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    •  You are right about Appointments (0+ / 0-)

      But I dont that the Senate will change the rules just for appointments

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