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  •  Simple majority is now a "gimmick" (12+ / 0-)

    Goebbels is fortunate that he didn't have to compete with Cruz for his job.

    Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. --Martin Luther King Jr.

    by Egalitare on Fri Sep 20, 2013 at 12:37:43 PM PDT

    •  Dems helped the 60 vote threshold (3+ / 0-)

      become the norm by failing to demonize GOP obstructionism.  Instead of going on the TV Machine and demanding that republicans heed the will of the American People, they instead proclaimed that their goal was bipartisanship and proceeded to negotiate away their political advantage.

      Now we're stuck with a 60 vote threshold as the norm, until the GOP wins back the Senate and reestablishes majority rule as the norm.

      "When I was an alien, cultures weren't opinions" ~ Kurt Cobain, Territorial Pissings

      by Subterranean on Fri Sep 20, 2013 at 01:14:08 PM PDT

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      •  The Secret Constitutional Amendment (1+ / 0-)
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        will be repealed just as surreptitiously as it was ratified. Just wait until a Republican wins the presidency and has a Senate where the GOP holds between 50 to 59 seats. The mainstream media will pretend that the 60 vote business never happened.

        The furor over Friday's [10.5] job report revealed a political movement that is rooting for American failure, so obsessed with taking down Obama that good news drives its members into a blind rage. -Paul Krugman

        by Judge Moonbox on Fri Sep 20, 2013 at 06:17:12 PM PDT

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