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  •  A Couple of Post-Scripts (6+ / 0-)

    I know this comment is way down thread meaning it probably won't get read by very many (or any) people, but I'm posting it anyway.

    First, before I get into my post-scripts, let me give a shout out to David Waldman, who has been all over this from the beginning.  A HUNDRED KUDOS to Kagro X who has kept us all informed on this subject and helped beat back the pundits spouting the conventional wisdom on this subject which was often distorted or wrong.  Also, a personal thanks to David for this Diary which helped talk me down from my initial rage.

    Now on to my Post-Scripts, one vitriolic and one appreciative.  First the vitriol:

    I will remember this day for a long, long time.  I will remember it, so that everytime I hear Harry Reid complain about Republican obstruction in the months to come, which he will do, I can let him have it.  Not just a simple "I told you so", but a thorough rebuke in which I will tell him to sit down, shut up and stop complaining because he and he alone missed the chance we were given today.  Where I will offer no sympathy to Harry, only disgust at his naivete.

    Now that that's off my chest, here's the appreciative post-script:

    I think we have to give an extra special recognition to Senators Merkley and Udall who without their years of pushing for real filibuster reform and their ability to secure 51 Senate Votes in support, even these small reforms would not have happened.  So Kudos to these two Senators who I'm sure will not be giving up the fight, and neither should we.

    "Some men see things as they are and ask, 'Why?' I dream of things that never were and ask, 'Why not?"

    by Doctor Who on Thu Jan 24, 2013 at 07:22:52 PM PST

    •  Yes! Yes! and One More Postscript (1+ / 0-)
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      Doctor Who

      David has talked (on the radio appliance) to us at length about "Constitutional Hardball."

      I'll venture that there are actually three flavors of this tactic:

      Constitutional Hardball
      Constitutional Softball
      Constitutional Smurfball

      Senator Reid has just demonstrated the third of these.

      Alpacas spit if you piss them off. So don't do that.

      by alpaca farmer on Thu Jan 24, 2013 at 10:09:00 PM PST

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