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Response to longship (Reply #4)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 03:48 PM

27. Should the Republicans ever get control of the Senate, dont count on them remembering

Sen Reid's actions today. When they last had the majority they never invoked the nuclear option but they used it as a threat to get their way.

The Senate is busted without filibuster reform. We had an opportunity to fix it but choose not to. Now we have no excuse to blame the Republicans because we choose the status quo. Those that are disappointed that 9 Democrats (possibly one independent) decided to support the Republicans on this issue should not be characterized as crazy.

It's not worth the trade off to settle for two more years of obstruction just to blame Republicans. Besides the public will most likely blame Democrats because we appear to have control of the Senate. I dont know how many times I have heard, "But the Democrats control the Senate."

I realize we must go forward, but I cant help feel betrayed by a handful (9) of Democratic Senators.

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