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  •  I disagree. Originally, the votes for (4+ / 0-)
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    rasfrome, Penny GC, cocinero, askew

    reform weren't there.  Not "necessarily" Reid's fault. The entrenched just would not be moved and Reid doesn't have much of a cudgel against people like Feinstein, Durbin, Levin.  (Feinstein just won reelction handily.)   How ironic that Durbin who is PART OF THE PROBLEM now realizes there's no "gentlemen" in Gentlemen's Agreement.

    That said, there's NO REASON for Reid to not go nuclear right now. This game needs to be over as of yesterday and Reid needs to make it happen.

    •  I do not believe he pushed as hard as he could (1+ / 0-)
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      On the other dem holdouts.

      He didn't even want them publicly identified.

      Deserves it! I daresay he does. Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement. For even the very wise cannot see all ends. - Gandalf the Grey

      by No Exit on Wed Mar 06, 2013 at 11:07:30 AM PST

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    •  No. (0+ / 0-)

      Please provide a link that shows Durbin as part of the problem.  I think this is incorrect.

      As for those 'entrenched', there are ways a the Leader can end that.  Reid was against filibuster reform himself, and that was the problem.

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