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Response to MineralMan (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 03:15 PM

4. I don't like it, but I have to support Harry on this.

This issue is far more complex than those who seem to be setting their hair on fire over it realize.

Here are some hypotheticals:

What if the nuclear option results in giving the GOP an automatic campaign slogan to win back the Senate?

What if the GOP continues their obstruction in spite of Dems playing fair and gives Dems a built-in campaign slogan to retain, or build on, their Senate majority.

What if Harry Reid is right and this has the best chance for the Democratic Party going forward? And if the GOP manages to take the Senate majority in 2015, the last thing we want is for the minority to be toothless.

If I could think of a nightmare scenerio it would be on the order of the second hypothetical -- the GOP continues to obstruct everything. I don't see that as being good for them after November's election.

So let's all please keep the lit matches away from our scalps. Since we now have to live with this, let us see how this works out before we condemn an outcome which has not yet occurred.

Thank you all, friends.

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