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  •  So what? (0+ / 0-)

    Even if they honor this, it's pretty close to useless.

    •  Honoring "no constitutional option in 2013" (1+ / 0-)
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      dorkenergy

      (or beyond) is certainly not useless if some Repub beats Obama and we lose the Senate.

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      by Seneca Doane on Thu Jan 27, 2011 at 01:07:46 PM PST

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      •  An excellent point. (2+ / 0-)
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        In fact, I just had someone else make the same observation to me in email.

        To the extent that the Republicans of the next Congress honor the agreement, it at least alleviates the major concern of our own doubters on the Democratic side that we were setting ourselves up for something terrible in 2013. We said Republicans were going to do this to us, and even our doubters appeared to believe that. Now, if this deal is for real and holds, they won't.

        That's something.

        •  They may try to do it anyway, but (1+ / 0-)
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          if they do (say with DeMint as SML), it would be such a betrayal of the collegial spirit of the Senate that pretty much anything Dems did to Repubs after that would be justified.

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          by Seneca Doane on Thu Jan 27, 2011 at 02:20:44 PM PST

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