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  •  seriously, have we forgotten our history already? (0+ / 0-)

    Obama didn't have 60 in the senate at the start of his first term. Specter switched at the end of April 2009, which put us at 59 because franken's recount hadn't concluded yet. Franken was sworn in on July 7th, Congress went on vacation at the beginning of August as they always do, and then Kennedy died near the end of August. So there were effectively only 3-4 weeks when we had 60. Get back to me when your opinions are based on actual facts.

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