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  •  The Same Old Same Old (0+ / 0-)

    "Republican opposition hasn't abated, and they're vowing to continue the fight."

    Sure, this statement references the nomination of Richard Cordray, but it is also a statement of the overall Republican philosophy in the Senate.

    And Harry Reid wants to live with THIS??  Is he THAT happy to sit on McConnell's lap and lick McConnell's face?

    I'm coming more and more to believe that what we REALLY need in the Senate is a MAJORITY leader, not a Republican lap dog.  We desperately need an LBJ in the Senate.  He knew how to get things done, and he didn't feel that he had to be nicey-nice to the Republicans to do it either.

    It's too bad that Jeff Merkley, Tom Udall, or Sherrod Brown aren't in the Democratic inner circle.  Even without Senate experience none of them could possibly be any worse than Harry Reid is.

    •  What we need (0+ / 0-)

      is a majority leader who is on our side and on the side of the other (very few) progressive senators and on the side of the 99%.  

      Harry Reid is much more allied with McConnell than he is with us or the honest Dems in the caucus.   We are his enemy, except when he needs money and votes.  We're the enemy of the establishment too, which is why the feds and Homeland Security categorize peaceful protesters as low level terrorists and send paramilitarized police forces out there to bash our heads in.

      "Justice is a commodity"

      by joanneleon on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 10:03:43 AM PST

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