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Thu Jan 24, 2013, 08:54 PM

Yeah, me neither. . .




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Reply Yeah, me neither. . . (Original post)
madamesilverspurs Jan 2013 OP
Tx4obama Jan 2013 #1
Cha Jan 2013 #2
Tx4obama Jan 2013 #3
Auntie Bush Jan 2013 #4

Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 08:56 PM

1. Last time it was a handshake deal, THIS time it is a bill/vote and Rule 22 ...


... is changed officially.

McConnell's word has nothing to do with it.



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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 09:19 PM

2. Charlie Pierce thinks it's

the best Reid could have gotten at this time..

The deal Harry Reid cut today with Mitch McConnell is going to make people crazy, but I never read anything that indicated that Reid had enough votes for the kind of sweeping changes for which the more progressive members of his caucus were pushing. (There are as many people in Reid's caucus including, I suspect, Reid himself whose primary loyalty is to the institution as there are on the other side. To name just a couple, neither Charles Schumer nor Dianne Feinstein are exactly boat rockers.) Personally, I wanted the talking filibuster, not just for the pure theater of it, but because it is a mechanism for transparency and honesty. Absent that, I'm no more satisfied than I am surprised. I think Reid got the best deal he could, and I think he got it within the parameters of what he thought was acceptable, and he did get actual changes in the rules, and not some good-old-boy transaction that the Republicans can ignore the first chance they get. That's progress, anyway. You want more? Elect different senators.

http://www.esquire.com/blogs/politics/#ixzz2IvsgwSSB

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Response to Cha (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 09:21 PM

3. I agree. He got the best deal he could get, and got the majority of what he really wanted.




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Response to Cha (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 09:59 PM

4. I do too

"I Love It when I wake up in the morning and Barack Obama is President!"

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