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    HappyinNM, KenBee

    I do, a little bit... Defeating Pryor brings Mitch McConnell one step closer to being majority leader.

    I have to admit, Harry Reid's failure to act on even modest filibuster reform undermines my argument, because in some important ways, McConnell is the majority leader.  

    But it is important that Democrats head the Senate committees, and it is important that the GOP not control both houses of Congress. Right now, with redistricting in 2010, we are stuck with a GOP majority in the House.  We can't have them controlling the Senate as well.  

    McConnell as Majority Leader means that we will not be able to get any federal court judges, let alone Supreme Court judges, approved.  It will allow the GOP to get a lock on the federal courts for years to come.  

    For this reason, and this reason alone, I'd prefer not to see money spent against Pryor.  He will probably lose anyway, but we'll need to fight for every seat we can get in 2014.

    “If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.” Charles Darwin

    by ivorybill on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 10:41:14 AM PDT

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