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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #77)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 05:15 PM

80. But doing it unilaterally would have been very bad for Dems.

Harry made his position clear.

1. The GOP has been abusing the filibuster in an unprecedented amount.

2. Either work with Democrats on fixing it, or Democrats will act without you.

It wasn't Harry who caved; it was the GOP.

Did we get what we wanted? Nope!

Did the GOP get what they wanted? Nope!

Plus, we do not know what else went on. President Obama and Democratic wins in November have got to have the GOP worried. The Senate is generally a collegial chamber. I am sure there was a handshake behind the scenes in addition to the new rules.

Please, don't presume a negative outcome until we know the outcome.

Thanks again for your response.

As always.

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