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  •  Yes, he gets part of the blame. (0+ / 0-)

    Why I've gotten two replies to my "It's not JUST Harry Reid" posts that seem to have read that it's "Not Harry's fault at all" is beyond my comprehension.

    Does anyone think that if Dick Durbin were the Senate Majority Leader we wouldn't have the same exact situation with the filibuster?

    Anyone?  Anyone?

    My point, exactly.

    *The administration has done virtually nothing designed to reward its partisans. - Kos 8/31/10*

    by Rick Aucoin on Thu Mar 07, 2013 at 08:33:14 AM PST

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    •  You live in a world of hypotheticals Rick (1+ / 0-)
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      If the best answer you have is

      Does anyone think that if Dick Durbin were the Senate Majority Leader we wouldn't have the same exact situation with the filibuster?
      You're just making excuses for Harry Reid's piss poor leadership. I live in reality and call it out. He should have taken the vote he didn't. The blame rests with him, period.

      If you wanna sit here and try to justify your 'hypothetical' be my guest but I'm not wasting anymore time responding to a hypothetical. I only deal in facts. And the fact is Harry Reid didn't take the vote to reform the filibuster. Thus no one, including you, can say for sure what other Democrats in the Senate would've done.

      Had Harry Reid done his job and taken the vote, THEN any Democrats who voted against reform would have to answer to their voters. But we will never know who would've voted for it or who would've voted against it because, the Senate Majority Leader, didn't take the vote. That's a fact, not a hypothetical.

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      by IamNotaKochsucker on Thu Mar 07, 2013 at 09:14:14 AM PST

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      •  So, you would propose that to fix this... (0+ / 0-)

        ....  we just need to get rid of Harry Reid, then?

        And people wonder why we never make any progress.

        Sure, get rid of Harry Reid, he's a friggin' joke.  But replacing him with another of the DNC's picks among the Democratic Party's leadership will result in the same exact problem.

        And then there you'll be railing against, I don't know, Dick Durbin and trying to get him primaried, and when he's out then you'll still be in the same boat because the NEXT guy will be just the same on this subject.

        Yes, Harry Reid is a dickhead who should have brought all of the proposed filibuster reform ideas to the floor for a vote.

        He didn't, and that's not just because Harry Reid didn't want them to get a vote.

        It's because the DEMOCRATIC PARTY LEADERSHIP, from the White House to the House Minority Leaders didn't want it.

        It's because the DEMOCRATIC Senators didn't want it.

        It's because the Democrats, as a party, did not want it.

        Don't sit there and waste your efforts just blaming Harry Reid when he's only part of the problem.

        Getting rid of Harry Reid, alone, won't solve the problem.

        And that's my point.

        *The administration has done virtually nothing designed to reward its partisans. - Kos 8/31/10*

        by Rick Aucoin on Thu Mar 07, 2013 at 10:22:18 AM PST

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