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View Diary: With vote scheduled for Friday, Reid aides say Hagel doesn't yet have 60 votes (221 comments)

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  •  need vs. actual use (7+ / 0-)

    While the Ds might need it in the future, it's pretty clear from past performance that they won't use it - at least to the same effect and extent as the Rs have.  So changing the rules to defang the Rs should have been done.

    Reid knew he didn't have the votes (51) to do it on their own, because too many Ds were afraid to let go of a weapon, even though in practice they don't have the spine (or spite) to use it.

    Sad.  To think the Ds could have made legislative progress (not to mention move the SCOTUS to the left) and then used the accomplishments as campaign fodder to secure their seats.  Now they are left with finger-pointing at the obstructionists.  Weak tea.

    •  It's almost as if (0+ / 0-)

      they don't really want all those wonderful things, that  they talk about on the Sunday talk shows and in their fundraising emails to us, to actually happen.

      Naaaah, couldn't be.

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