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zbdent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-24-05 10:36 AM
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Best case scenario from result of the deal
(thanks to Jerry Springer for the basic idea):

This causes the Repukes to fracture; extremist righties get disgusted if McCain gets the nod in 2008 and stay home in November, or non-extremist righties panic over Frist winning the nomination and either voting to keep him out, or staying home in November (and claiming it wasn't their fault that fill-in-the-blank Dem won).
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ewagner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-24-05 10:37 AM
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1. Interesting take.....
have to watch to see if anybody tries to reunite the Repubs....
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bullimiami Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-24-05 10:40 AM
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2. I dont know about that. although...
one small victory I think we may be able take away is that the dems and the 7 repubs, having come to a compromise, will not be so easily drawn into conflict over this again.

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Jim Lane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-24-05 11:35 AM
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4. The problem with avoiding conflict
I absolutely agree with you that the 14 compromisers won't want another conflict over this. The Republicans will try to avert it by asking Bush to withdraw some of his wackier nominees and to avoid such nominations in the future. Bush will receive the visit, greet the Republicans by their nicknames, sit through their presentation, thank them for coming, and ignore everything they said.

Meanwhile, the Democrats will also want to avert any conflict. They do that by deciding, as to each wingnut nominee, that this particular nominee doesn't present "extraordinary circumstances". They announce they'll support the nominee, and will vote to invoke cloture. They take the opportunity to point out that they still have the right to support a filibuster. They just don't choose to exercise it in this particular case. Or in any other.

The end result is that anyone Bush nominates gets approved. Meanwhile, the filibuster rule stays on the books, for use by the Republicans when they're in the Senate minority and a Democratic president is making the nominations.
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OneBlueSky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-24-05 11:17 AM
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3. none of which will make any difference at all . . .
as long as they own the voting machines . . . and as long as Republican corporations count the votes . . .
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