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  •  Jed, in my view, you should stop (6+ / 0-)

    perpetuating the myth that filibuster reform failed because the votes weren't there:

    [A]ll this nonsense could have been avoided if a handful of Democrats hadn't killed filibuster reform last month.
    Had Reid actually wanted reform, the votes were there for the gittin'.

    "You want to keep that plum committee assignment? You want DSCC support in your next reelection bid? You want to keep that pork train chugging through your state? You want your constituents to remember your name? You want your freaking KIDS to remember your name?"

    THAT's how Senate Majority Leaders have traditionally gotten their members to line up behind critical legislation.

    Reid didn't want reform. Reid doesn't want reform. We should not be giving his sorry ass cover on this. Reid needs to know he'll pay a price if he continues to stand in the way of reform.

    Fuck Harry Reid. Too blunt? Fine. Fuck Harry Reid. After months of lying his ass off he willfully killed filibuster reform. "DINO" is too complimentary a descriptor. Fuck him.

    by WisePiper on Fri Feb 15, 2013 at 08:03:58 AM PST

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