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  •  Can you notify Harry Reid about this? (0+ / 0-)

    I'm not quite convinced he realizes it's an option.

    "Teach a man to fish, he can feed himself for a life. Don’t feed fish." - Future President Paul Ryan

    by Fordmandalay on Tue Jan 22, 2013 at 05:40:09 PM PST

    •  Reid Knows It's An Option. Democrats Play to Lose (1+ / 0-)
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      Simplify

      Once you realize that, then all this seeming "foot-dragging" and incompetent politics from the Dems makes sense. Dems need an effective filibuster to stop progressive legislation, otherwise, they'll have to go on record as opposing the actual substance of a bill instead of killing it with procedural maneuvers.

      Part of the republican brand is that they support the rich and powerful, the traditional Democratic brand is the opposite, though in reality, they also support the rich and powerful. Democrats have a harder balancing act because of their traditional brand so they have to pretend to be feckless at politics so they can delude their base into continuing to vote for them and to donate money to them in the hopes that they'll "learn to fight" or "grow a spine" one of these days.

      "The problem with posting quotes off the Internet is you never know if they're genuine."--Gen. George Washington at the Battle of Gettysburg, February 30, 1908

      by Aspe4 on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 06:11:55 AM PST

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