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MrModerate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-08-09 10:50 PM
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9. It's not even reasonableness. It's a matter of counting noses.
Even with defections in the House, public option could pass. Hell, single payer could probably pass.

In the Senate, 51 votes are required. Fuck the filibuster rules. Let the 'Licans filibuster for real -- I mean standing up and talking for weeks -- and shut government down again. That worked real well in 1995. If we don't have 51 votes, well, 1) shame on us and 2) let's do some arm-twisting to get 51.

Bipartisanship is not possible when the other side simply refuses to fulfill their oaths of office, and that's what we have today.
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