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  •  IIRC Harry Reid Got Pissed at Merkley (2+ / 0-)
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    because he revealed to the public the Dem Senators who spoke on a conference call and were actually against filibuster reform. Reid didn't want the public to know this information. Face it, folks, Reid wants a dysfunctional Senate at worst, or he simply doesn't care at best. Democrats play to lose, when is their delusional base every going to figure that out?

    "The problem with posting quotes off the Internet is you never know if they're genuine."--Gen. George Washington at the Battle of Gettysburg, February 30, 1908

    by Aspe4 on Thu Mar 07, 2013 at 07:48:26 AM PST

    •  I see it differently. I think Reid is just too (5+ / 0-)

      much of an old school politician who follows the unspoken rules to closely.  I think a part of him wants to get shit done but he's too scared to give up the 60 vote rule.  I'd say he's more gutless than doesn't care.  I think the only way to change his mind is for the Senate to hold a vote on turning the Yucca Mountain area, Harry's passion, into a nuclear dumping waste site, which has always been a GOP wet dream.  Bring that up for a vote and see that it's in real danger of happening, you'll see Reid screaming for filibuster reform too and get it done.

      Funny Stuff at

      by poopdogcomedy on Thu Mar 07, 2013 at 07:57:44 AM PST

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