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earthside Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-06-10 08:12 PM
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13. At least irrelevant.
Right NOW, the weak-kneed U.S. Senate Democratic leadership is the biggest problem facing the nation.

Imagine if they had had the guts to kill the filibuster rule at the beginning of this Congress ... health care reform would be a done deal by now; card check would be law by now; all of Obama's appointees would be in office by now; so on and so forth. If there was majority rule in the U.S. Senate then the progressive agenda would be well on the way to changing this country for the better.

Right NOW, Harry Reid and the Senate leadership could use a version of the 'nuclear option' to end the Republican 'tyranny of the minority'.

So, if the Republicans are a problem, it is only because the 57 Democrats plus one are letting 41 Republicans and one schmuck (Lieberman) be a problem. In the bigger picture, the minority status of the Republicans and their reactionary extremism is making them irrelevant to the governing of the country.

If you want this obstructionism to end, don't focus on the Republicans ... aim like a laser on Harry Reid and tell him to restore democracy to the United States Senate.



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