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  •  shorter milbank... (10+ / 0-)

    and separately, the editorial board: the gop sure has been abusing the filibuster, but to preserve comity, the dems had best let them continue to do so.

    The cold passion for truth hunts in no pack. -Robinson Jeffers

    by Laurence Lewis on Fri Nov 22, 2013 at 09:01:40 AM PST

    •  in partial fairness, (1+ / 0-)
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      Eugene Robinson has a pro-reform column in the same paper today.

      Difficult, difficult, lemon difficult.

      by Loge on Fri Nov 22, 2013 at 09:20:27 AM PST

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      •  they have their occasional liberals (1+ / 0-)
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        just so people can cite partial fairness. but the editorial board speaks for itself. literally.

        The cold passion for truth hunts in no pack. -Robinson Jeffers

        by Laurence Lewis on Fri Nov 22, 2013 at 09:26:34 AM PST

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        •  i think the only people who read the editorials (0+ / 0-)

          are people with informed enough opinions to already have preexisting views on the subject.  The only way it really plays out is when partisan news outlets then borrow the names Washington Post and New York Times and LA Times to bolster their own opinion.   The non-Ezra Klein pieces in Wonkblog are ok (seriously, what happened to that guy), and the "going out guide' is clumsy but comprehensive.  oh, and capital weather gang.  good stuff, predict the weather before it happens.  crazy.

          Difficult, difficult, lemon difficult.

          by Loge on Fri Nov 22, 2013 at 09:30:33 AM PST

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    •  How about this, Dana Milbank? (1+ / 0-)
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      But Reid’s remedy—calling a simple-majority vote to undo more than two centuries of custom—has created a situation in which the minority leader, Mitch McConnell (Ky.), is expected to use the minority’s remaining powers to gum up the works, and to get revenge when Republicans regain the majority.
      Similarly, the abuse victim will come to regret creating a situation in which her husband is expected to beat her again.  It's her fault.  If she would just roll over and submit to him, then he wouldn't have to beat her.

      Reid's remedy has created that situation?!  

      How about holding Republicans responsible for their reprehensible actions, rather than acting as if they have no choice in the matter?

      How about this:  If McConnell uses the minority's remaining powers to gum up the works and get revenge ... then McConnell -- not Reid -- has created a situation in which the minority uses their remaining powers to gum up the works and get revenge?

      Democrats were fully justified in stripping Republicans of their right to filibuster President Obama’s nominees — yet they will come to deeply regret what they have done. [...]
      In other words ...

      How dare Democrats finally take action in response to Republicans' acting like vindictive spoiled toddlers!  It has left Republicans with no other option than to act even more like vindictive spoiled toddlers.

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