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  •  It does seem puzzling, does it not. (6+ / 0-)

    Senator Reid has been a mystery to me, as he seems to oscillate between appearing to be a really hard-ass politico to being a marsh mellow.

    During the general election he'd come out regularly to shred Mitt Romney on tax returns without blinking, then at other times appears to want to do nothing without the blessings of the McConnell.

    What gives?  

    The means is the ends in the process of becoming. - Mahatma Gandhi

    by HoundDog on Tue Jan 22, 2013 at 12:57:31 PM PST

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    •  The Senate is an old boy's club (5+ / 0-)

      Reid is from a time before the current political situation, where Senators would call each other every name in the book on the Senate floor in debate and then go have drinks or play golf together. Today, Congress is getting filled with individuals who hate the other side with a degree of loathing that can only be described as pathological.

    •  i'm equally flummoxed. don't get it. (1+ / 0-)
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      i just don't. it's still bring down the hammer time. especially in light of the absence of any contrition / conciliatory tone from the other side of the aisle.

      why he'd expect anything else apart from the same old obstructionist shit from them is a mystery.

      "i hear you're mad about brubeck ... i like your eyes. i like him too." -donald fagen

      by homo neurotic on Tue Jan 22, 2013 at 01:01:02 PM PST

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