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Wed Jan 2, 2013, 05:39 PM

Should Reid stay on as Senate leader? If not, who SHOULD get the job?

I'd like to suggest that it's time to go there...Al Franken, Tom Harkin or Barbara Mikulski for leader.

Fuck "collegiality"(which is gone now, anyway)...we need a street fighter leading the Senate.

Make your suggestions below.

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Reply Should Reid stay on as Senate leader? If not, who SHOULD get the job? (Original post)
Ken Burch Jan 2013 OP
seabeyond Jan 2013 #1
DonRedwood Jan 2013 #21
ProSense Jan 2013 #2
Ken Burch Jan 2013 #6
geek tragedy Jan 2013 #9
Ken Burch Jan 2013 #11
geek tragedy Jan 2013 #14
Mass Jan 2013 #3
Enrique Jan 2013 #4
Ken Burch Jan 2013 #7
OldDem2012 Jan 2013 #5
geek tragedy Jan 2013 #8
graham4anything Jan 2013 #10
Ken Burch Jan 2013 #12
graham4anything Jan 2013 #20
Ken Burch Jan 2013 #26
graham4anything Jan 2013 #27
Ken Burch Jan 2013 #30
graham4anything Jan 2013 #31
Ken Burch Jan 2013 #35
graham4anything Jan 2013 #36
julian09 Jan 2013 #13
Ken Burch Jan 2013 #16
jerseyjack Jan 2013 #15
DonRedwood Jan 2013 #22
Cha Jan 2013 #34
LVdem Jan 2013 #29
longship Jan 2013 #17
white_wolf Jan 2013 #18
DonRedwood Jan 2013 #23
Ken Burch Jan 2013 #24
cthulu2016 Jan 2013 #19
hack89 Jan 2013 #25
Tempest Jan 2013 #28
graham4anything Jan 2013 #32
fadedrose Jan 2013 #33

Response to Ken Burch (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 05:40 PM

1. yes. i like reid. and i think he is effective and does a good job. nt

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 06:22 PM

21. he has gone to the mat over and over. Reid deserves to keep his job

and I'm just glad the fellow is on my side.

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Response to Ken Burch (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 05:41 PM

2. You know it's the Senators' choice, don't you?

We don't get to elect the Senate leadership.

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Response to ProSense (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 05:44 PM

6. Obviously...but we can express an opinion.

We do need someone, at the very least, who will fight HARD to scrap the filibuster. Do you really think Reid will ever go there? If not, what good is he? And what can he ever accomplish WITHOUT challenging the filibuster?

The least powerful and least privileged of Democratic voters and Americans in general don't have the luxury of endless time to wait for the slow passage of tiny increments anymore.

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Response to Ken Burch (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 05:47 PM

9. A very good question is whether we want to keep the filibuster to

prevent things like Obamacare repeal, Social Security privatization, Medicare voucherization etc in the future.

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #9)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 05:50 PM

11. The best way to keep those things is to keep voters mobilized

and you do that by making change real to them and making it both important and crucial to their lives. Without the filibuster, the programs that got through the Senate would be much stronger and enthusiasm and engagement on the part of the electorate, and the electorate would then keep electing the kind of a House and Senate that would preserve those programs.

It's about fighting for gains, not just fighting to hold the ground.

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Response to Ken Burch (Reply #11)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 05:54 PM

14. I agree, but the question is do we want the entire safety net in danger

every 2-4 years. Because eventually the bad guys will have a good Presidential election year.

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Response to Ken Burch (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 05:42 PM

3. If he does not, the most likely replacement is Schumer, so I prefer Reid.

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Response to Ken Burch (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 05:44 PM

4. disingenuous

you've been saying "it's time to go there" for years.

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Response to Enrique (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 05:45 PM

7. And I'm saying it again.

You have to keep repeating these things to make them be heard.

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Response to Ken Burch (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 05:44 PM

5. Too much New Year's eggnog? But, hey, everyone's entitled to their own opinion. nt.

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Response to Ken Burch (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 05:45 PM

8. Reid is a street fighter. McConnell begged for Biden after Reid refused to give ground. nt

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Response to Ken Burch (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 05:48 PM

10. Harry Reid is not retiring, therefore Harry Reid. Dick Durbin if not Harry. Chicago wins.

 

It is the republicans that need to change.

Harry knows all the procedural tricks needed to know
and why change leaders?

Bring back Tom Daschle

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Response to graham4anything (Reply #10)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 05:51 PM

12. Uh, Daschle would actually have to win a Senate seat again to be brought back.

In today's South Dakota? Not gonna happen.

And I realize that Reid wasn't retiring...but he still has to get re-elected to his post.

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Response to Ken Burch (Reply #12)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 06:20 PM

20. Charles Schumer would be great too. What ever happened to John Kerry?

 

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Response to graham4anything (Reply #20)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 07:39 PM

26. Uh...he's being interviewed for another job. Hadn't you heard about that?

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Response to Ken Burch (Reply #26)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 07:44 PM

27. How about LBJ?#1 of all time in the Senate. 3rd best Pres.ever.(after Lincoln/FDR)Obama#4

 

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Response to graham4anything (Reply #27)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 08:38 PM

30. Great guy, but metaphysically disqualified at this time.

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Response to Ken Burch (Reply #30)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 11:08 PM

31. We could have the hologram of LBJ.

 

it's as realistic as thinking Harry Reid is going to be going somewhere the next two years.

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Response to graham4anything (Reply #31)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 12:14 AM

35. LBJ's hologram could jam with the surviving members of Nirvana.

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Response to Ken Burch (Reply #35)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 12:24 AM

36. Will Paul McCartney again be the new Kurt like at the 12-12-12- concert?

 

it would be kinda ironic if LBJ jammed with them being that LBJ not running in 1968 led to John Lennon almost being deported by Nixon

see what happens when Democrats fracture? You get attempts to deport John Lennon

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Response to Ken Burch (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 05:52 PM

13. Reid will eventually go, he an expert on legislating

 

When he does, I'd like to see Sharrod Brown, he has a lot of fight in him.

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Response to julian09 (Reply #13)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 06:06 PM

16. Sherrod would be great in the job.

n/t.

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Response to Ken Burch (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 06:04 PM

15. Time for Reid to go.

 

Boner tells him to go fuck himself and he didn't clock Boner.

Now, I ask you, what would John Wayne have done?

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Response to jerseyjack (Reply #15)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 06:24 PM

22. Wasn't john a republican?

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Response to DonRedwood (Reply #22)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 11:25 PM

34. Yeah. :)

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Response to jerseyjack (Reply #15)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 08:01 PM

29. You, nor anyone else, have any idea what Reid was saying to Boner...

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behind closed doors. My guess is that it wasn't very nice and it was probably relentless. Boner lost it and pulled a "Cheney" on Reid.

Getting rid of Reid would be a mistake... and it ain't gonna happen, anyways.

My opinion.

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Response to Ken Burch (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 06:09 PM

17. Dick Durbin, but Harry isn't going anywhere.

I do not like Schumer... not at all.

I cannot see another Senator in a leadership position who I would want, other than Durbin.

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Response to Ken Burch (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 06:12 PM

18. This will never happen but you asked for should

So Bernie Sanders should get it.

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Response to white_wolf (Reply #18)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 06:24 PM

23. :0)

you win

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Response to white_wolf (Reply #18)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 07:15 PM

24. It would be worth it just to see the heads explode on Faux. n/t.

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Response to Ken Burch (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 06:13 PM

19. Reid has been a pretty darn effective Senate leader

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Response to Ken Burch (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 07:36 PM

25. He should stay. nt

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Response to Ken Burch (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 07:52 PM

28. Alan Grayson

Oh damn, wrong house.

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Response to Ken Burch (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 11:13 PM

32. How about going historic and naming the great Bob Menendez of New Jersey? Love the guy.

 

(of course Reid is not going, but lets fantasize a little).

It would be great for the coming 100% amnesty, 100% citizenship coming by 2014.

There is no person more better suited than Bob Menendez.It would be ground breaking.

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Response to Ken Burch (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 11:22 PM

33. Reed shoud stay

Am very fond of him.

Also like Durdin, Harkin, Franken, and Warren. She's tougher than any of these guys...

If only Leahy were younger (his age amd physical condition are catching up on him), he'd be fine, same with Sanders, but he's more spry.

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