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Thu Jan 3, 2013, 02:15 PM

Question: why did Mitch let Harry confirm all those nominations?

1.) Suggestion: it's something Harry got in exchange for "suspending" filibuster reform (because post-filibuster-reform, O will get his noms anyway, we got the votes in the Senate).

2.) Suggestion: let's spend the whole next two years with filibuster reform suspended.


3.) Note: all those Noms getting confirmed takes a lot of Republican leverage off the table.

4.) Note: and Harry still has the "threat".

5.) Note: and all those new judges and whatnot are going to be a big win as time goes on.

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Reply Question: why did Mitch let Harry confirm all those nominations? (Original post)
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Response to bemildred (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 02:19 PM

1. There weren't any Article III judges confirmed--it was all minor appointees

that no one really cares about.

Overrated story.

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 02:25 PM

2. Well, I can agree you don't want to make too much of it, but I don't agree nobody cares.

If you want government to work, then this is very good stuff, and I am sure the nominees appreciate getting on with things.

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Response to bemildred (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 02:29 PM

3. Sure, but it really wasn't much of a concession for Turtleman to make. nt

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 02:35 PM

4. They accelerated what would happen anyway.

That happens a lot, which is why so much happens when Congresses end or start.

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