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  •  It was BS. Reid took reconciliation off the (5+ / 0-)

    table in 2009.

    Lieberman then threatened to fillibuster.

    The senate only had 50x votes for the PO.  Not 60.  Hence, we couldn't have the PO.

    1.  Senators begin publicly signing an intent to support the PO.  The numbers kept going up, putting pressure on Reid & the Blue Dogs / Corporatists.

    It would be unseemly to force the Democratic Senate to kill the PO now that only 50 votes were needed.  The Senators going public in their support meant that they most likely could not be forced to kill the PO - such a public display and then a reversal would be a PR nightmare.  They were innoculating themselves against pressure to kill the PO.

    Nancy was the hero.  With it looking ever likely that 50 Senators would support a PO - thereby forcing the PO on Obama's desk, something had to be done.

    Nancy stepped up to the plate and took PO off the table cause "the Senate didn't have the votes".  

    Utter Bullshit.  Why should Nancy want to be the one to save the Senate?  Why didn't Nancy "take it off the table" in 2009, when we KNEW there weren't 60 votes for it in the Senate?

    Odd how when the PO couldn't possibly get to 60, Nancy left it on the table.  Strange how when we only needed fifty with 40 Sens publicly declaring their support that Nancy steps in to kill the PO.

    The absurdity of this bullshit is that too many people bought it.

    Nancy can kill the PO - she's in one of the safest districts in the land.  

    And it saved the Democratic Senate from finding 10 Dem Senators to vote against the PO (we only needed 50 + Biden to pass it).

    My belief in Nancy Pelosi being anti-corporatist is about as strong as my belief that Obama keeps Geithner, Bernanke, and Summers around because "they know where the bodies are burried".  

    November Slogan: Pragmatic Moderation Corporations Can Believe In

    by Johnathan Ivan on Thu Apr 08, 2010 at 12:46:02 PM PDT

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    •  Why have we not seen more of you? (1+ / 0-)
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      Welcome to the fight! I think this could be the beginning........

      A Republican is someone who can't enjoy his privileged position unless he is certain that somewhere, someone is in excruciating agony. I Love OCD

      by nippersdad on Thu Apr 08, 2010 at 02:40:17 PM PDT

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      •  Thanks ND =) I finally started having more "wake (2+ / 0-)
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        up" moments late last year.

        Now that I look back, I'm astounded that I ever thought Obama was some liberal / progressive who was going to shake things up and begin to roll back the hyper-corporatism policies this country has been implementing since Reagan.

        Hell, even Reagan through executives affiliated with the S&L crisis in the 80's in JAIL.  And that was just for screwing over taxpayers to the tune of 8 billion piffling dollars.

        Ronnie, what a left wing radical he looks like in hindsight.

        Who knew?

        /snark

        November Slogan: Pragmatic Moderation Corporations Can Believe In

        by Johnathan Ivan on Thu Apr 08, 2010 at 03:13:26 PM PDT

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    •  She's Also Worth According To Some Estimates (1+ / 0-)
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      Nancy can kill the PO - she's in one of the safest districts in the land

      92 million dollars.

      <div style="font-size:10px;text-align:center;background-color:#ffd;color:#f33">If the terriers and bariffs are torn down, this economy will grow - G. Bush

      by superscalar on Thu Apr 08, 2010 at 06:21:48 PM PDT

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