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I will not believe it until it's done.

I will not believe it until it's done.
I will not believe it until it's done.

Even if it is right there in print.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., set the U.S. Senate on a potentially chamber-altering course for next week, pledging to use his power to change Senate rules to push through President Obama's executive branch nominations despite furious opposition from Republicans...

Reid told reporters he has the 51 votes he will need to change the rules...

Is Reid once again dangling the football in front of those who would see the filibuster smashed... Only to pull it away at the last minute?
Reid said it was possible, but not likely, that a deal could be reached before he moves to change the rules on Tuesday. "We have to wait, see what the weekend brings. Maybe (Republicans) will be brought to reality. But the reality is, if they're not willing to be reasonable, we know where we're headed."
If this were true, what Reid says, then it's a lock. Republicans are not reality-based. Republicans are not willing to be reasonable. But Republicans are only half of the coin.
...some veteran Democrats, such as retiring Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., have long voiced strong opposition. "My position has not changed," Levin said. Democrats have a 54-seat majority.
Will Mitch McConnell be able to find one or two more like Levin (what the f*** is wrong with that man, anyway?) he can peel away with mealy-mouthed contrite promises to behave? Could it play out that Reid will have to wait until he gets his 55th Senator from Massachusetts New Jersey? Or will all collapse yet again?

I guess we will find out on Tuesday.

Originally posted to jpmassar on Thu Jul 11, 2013 at 05:43 PM PDT.

Also republished by Progressive Policy Zone and The Democratic Wing of the Democratic Party.

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