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  •  Well, I hope you are right (0+ / 0-)

    with the potential for the future, your point on that.

    Heavy lobbying for the 112th came from liberal groups, from at least 2 US Senators that actually wrote bills, etc.

    Democratic Senators looked at it, and decided not to move.  It was covered closely here at DK.  

    Seemed to me that the Sentors hold their snooty titles and history in very high esteem, and wanted to maintain precedence or something.

    I maintain that if the 111th had done away with the filibuster, we would have had incredibly different results during Obama's first term.  It has been my hugest disappoinment in elected Democrats.

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