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  •  necessary, but insufficient (1+ / 0-)
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    I've come to the conclusion that Reid did not push harder for reform for a very simple reason: it would have meant nothing, since whatever passed the Senate would probably be doomed in the House - at least as it currently stands.

    Had he gone full-measure on filibuster reform, the House would have still blocked everything, and then that tool would have been lost to the Ds should the Senate swing away from them in '14.  Given the oddities and vicissitudes of the electorate, that is not entirely out of the question.

    The only way it works is if the House comes back to Ds AND filibuster reform (actual) is then implemented.

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