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  •  Was there a secret Constitutional Amendment? (6+ / 0-)

    We never had a huge majority -- we had a razor-thin majority and nowhere near a 60-seat active majority in the Senate

    Why did we need 60 votes in the Senate? Was there a secret Constitutional Amendment I hadn't heard about?

    When Democrats threatened to filibuster 4 partisan hacks and ideological extremists that Bush nominted to the Federal benh, Republicans fought it. When the GOP filibustered everything, Obama treated it as the way things should work. Whatever reason he chose not to protest the 60 Vote business, it was his decision and not an actual requirement.

    You say you're tired of hearing about the big majority we DID HAVE in the 113th Congress? I'm just as tired when I hear "60 Votes" used as an excuse.

    Greg McKendry, Linda Kraeger, Dr. George Tiller, Steven Johns. Victims of Wingnut violence

    by Judge Moonbox on Thu Jan 20, 2011 at 06:43:15 PM PST

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